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What Traders Will Be Watching on Tuesday

With little economic news and earnings reports for traders to react to on Tuesday, the focus will continue to remain on headlines from the euro zone.

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On the economic front, the National Federation of Independent Business is expected to post its monthly small business optimism index at 7:30 am ET. And the Labor Department is scheduled to report import and export prices at 8:30 am ET.

Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo is expected to speak at the Asian Banking and Finance Conference at 11:30 am ET.

And the government is also scheduled to auction $32 billion in 3-year notes with the results available shortly after 1pm ET.

Stocks closed near session lows Monday, dragged by financials, after an earlier relief rally triggered by the Spanish bank bailoutfaded and as investors continued to worry over the upcoming election in Greece.

What to Watch This Week (All times below are ET):


0730 am NFIB small business survey

0830 am Import prices

1130 am Fed Gov. Daniel Tarullo on shadow banking

0100 pm $32 billion 3-year note auction

0200 pm Monthly budget


0700 am Mortgage applications

0830 am PPI

0830 am Retail sales

1000 am Business inventories

0100 pm $21 billion 10-year note auction


0830 am Jobless claims

0830 am Current account

0830 am CPI

0100 pm $13 billion 30-year bond auction


0830 am Empire State survey

0900 am TIC data

0915 am Industrial production

0955 am Consumer sentiment

—By CNBC’s JeeYeon Park (Follow JeeYeon on Twitter: @JeeYeonParkCNBC)

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