The central bank will release minutes from last month's Federal Open Market Committee meeting midweek, and it will hold its annual summit in Jackson Hole, Wyo., beginning Thursday.
Analysts aren't expecting major news out of either event. But jittery investors will certainly keep a close watch, since many think the central bank will start to taper its $85 billion in monthly bond buying sooner rather than later.
Those worries have put pressure on stocks and pushed the yield on the 10-year Treasury to 2.83%, the highest in two years, from 2.6% at the start of last week.
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Corporate earnings: While a lot of attention will be on the central bank, investors will also be looking at several corporate results throughout the week, including Target(TGT), Home Depot(HD), Best Buy(BBY), Saks(SKS) and Abercrombie & Fitch(ANF).