Monday: Earnings: Lawson Software Inc., Immucor Inc.

Tuesday: November consumer credit Earnings: Safeway Inc., SuperValu Inc., Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.

Wednesday: Weekly mortgage applications Earnings: Alcoa Inc., Ruby Tuesday Inc., Northfield Laboratories Inc., Helen of Troy Ltd., Greenbrier Companies Inc., Penford Corp., Emmis Communications Corp.

Thursday: Weekly initial jobless claims November wholesale inventories Earnings: Robbins & Myers Inc.

Friday: November trade balance Earnings: Shaw Communications Inc.