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Scorecards on economy, earnings, jobs could make or break bull market

But all these could be pushed aside by war developments at Ukrainian border, Israel and Palestine

THIS week could make or break the bull market as scorecards on the broad economy, corporate earnings and jobs arrive along with a policy statement from the US Federal Reserve.

And all these headlines could be pushed aside by war developments as Russian troops reportedly muster again on the Ukrainian border while Israel and Palestine bombard each other.

These conflicts are already affecting the global economy, and investor sentiment. Stocks fell sharply on Friday and the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished below the psychologically significant 17,000 level after disappointing earnings reports from Visa and Amazon.com. Credit-card processor Visa generates a substantial portion of its revenue in...

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