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Earnings and data could steer stocks, Ukraine eyed

A rush of earnings news could help steer the market's direction on Tuesday, after Citigroup's earnings beat provided kindling for a market rally Monday.

Tuesday's earnings reports include Johnson and Johnson, Coca-Cola, Charles Schwab and Northern Trust before the opening bell, and Intel, Yahoo and CSX after the close.

Corporate commentary on the outlook and on the current business climate and economy is being watched most closely, since earnings are not expected to be stellar. S&P/Capital IQ expects a 1.2 percent decline in S&P 500 companies' profits.