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The week ahead will see investors once again weigh the brightening prospects for COVID-19 vaccines against a surging pandemic in the U.S. and other parts of the world. A warning from JPMorgan on a tough winter of economic growth will also be in the background, along with any hints of progress on fiscal stimulus and what is likely to be more positive vaccine news. The earnings calendar includes intriguing reports from Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) and Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS), while the corporate event calendar slows down considerably. The release of FOMC minutes is expected to draw more attention than usual with Fed members entering unchartered territory with their pandemic plans.
Earnings spotlight: Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) and Warner Music Group (NASDAQ:WMG) on November 23; Best Buy (BBY), Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR), HP (NYSE:HPQ), J.M. Smucker (NYSE:SJM), Gap (NYSE:GPS), Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), VMware (NYSE:VMW),