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Oil could be biggest factor as traders await Wal-Mart, CPI

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Oil could keep a tight grip on the stock market Tuesday, as traders also watch inflation data for what the figures might say about the Fed.

There are also some major retail earnings, including Wal-Mart, Home Depot, TJX and Dick's Sporting Goods.

Stocks and bonds Monday confounded strategists who had expected a flight-to-quality trade, after coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris left at least 129 dead and dozens injured.