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What can Yellen and Xi do for markets

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After a post-Fed battering, markets head into the week ahead seeking clarity, especially from two key people—Janet Yellen and Xi Jinping.

Fed Chair Jane Yellen speaks at the University of Massachusetts on Thursday evening, and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in the U.S., meeting with business leaders Wednesday and President Barack Obama on Thursday. Both Xi and Yellen could offer some reassurance on what ails markets—the fear that economic growth and financial weakness in China is worse than expected and that it could spread elsewhere, including to the U.S.