View the top 6 stories to look out for (19-23 September) plus our key company earnings schedule.

In focus: are we due a surprise from the Fed?

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Will FedEx deliver a boost to the US economy?
Tuesday: Question marks over the US economy have prevented the Fed from raising rates this year. US delivery company FedEx, is seen as a good bellwether for economic activity.

Home improvement time for Kingfisher?
Tuesday: The B&Q and Screwfix owner Kingfisher announces half-year results and has benefited from growing confidence that the UK construction industry is not suffering from a post-Brexit slowdown.

Positive saga continues for pensions and holiday provider
Wednesday: Two years after launching its IPO, Saga shares are nearing record highs ahead of the company's half-year results. The business is benefiting from UK pension reforms and a strong UK economy.

Is Carnival headed for choppy waters?
Thursday: World's largest cruise-ship operator, Carnival stands to lose some UK custom from the drop in the pound, but foreign earnings mean it could weather the storm.

European flash PMIs back in the spotlight
Friday: Purchasing managers have been resolute in Europe since the Brexit vote but signs of falling business and investor confidence in Germany could start to reflect in PMI numbers.

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Selected company earnings (19-23 September)

Monday 19 SeptemberResults
Jupiter European Opportunities Trust (UK)Q4
Tuesday 20 SeptemberResults
Adobe Systems (US)Q3
Bango (UK)Half-year
FedEx Corp (US)Q1
Kingfisher (UK)Half-year
Lennar Corp (US)Q3
Smart Metering Systems (UK)Half-year
SVG Capital (UK)Half-year
Wednesday 21 SeptemberResults
Bed Bath & Beyond (US)Q2
CarMax (US)Q2
General Mills (US)Q1
Pan African Resources (UK)Full-year
Red Hat (US)Q2
Saga (UK)Half-year
Sinclair Pharma (UK)Q2
Thursday 22 SeptemberResults
AutoZone (US)Q4
Carnival (US)Q3
Coca-Cola European Partners (UK)Q2
Gulf Keystone Petroleum (UK)Half-year
Kier Group (UK)Full-year
M&C Saatchi (UK)Half-year
Rite Aid Corp (US)Q2
Friday 23 September Results
CVS Group (UK)Full-year

Company announcements are subject to change. All the events listed above were correct at the time of writing.

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