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Traders watch for imported earnings weakness, data

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Traders will be on the lookout in the week ahead for any signs of overseas weakness seeping into the U.S. economy, after surprisingly soft job growth in August and September.

Trade data Tuesday and ISM services sector data Monday will be important as will the weekly jobless claims and Fed minutes Thursday.

The markets will also be looking to the start of the third-quarter earnings season, with Pepsico, Alcoa and a few other companies reporting in the week ahead. Earnings are expected to decline 3.9 percent for the , according to Thomson Reuters.