Third-quarter corporate earnings are expected to show the weakest growth in five years. The current credit crunch, which began in mid-summer, is having a predictable impact on the financial services sector, which makes up about 28% of the earnings in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. That soft spot is skewing the outlook for the nation's largest companies.
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