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Poll: Weak Earnings Signal Trouble Ahead?

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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.

Do you think weak corporate earnings are a sign of more trouble to come, or are they merely a blip on the radar? What do you think? We want to know!


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