Earnings season has kicked off with several of the big banks and a handful of other blue-chipcompanies having already reported results for their calendar third quarters. The key headline thisreporting season will be the (likely) end of the earnings recession. The October-November reportingseason can be particularly interesting because full-year numbers are nearly locked in while morecompanies share thoughts on the year ahead. Here are several things we will be watching as reportsstream in.

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