As Monday grinds into gear, we await a Senate vote that could avert a federal government shutdown later this week.
The futures markets don't seem to be obsessing about that as trading there indicates a higher open on the stock market. But questions remain about Europe's response to the Greek sovereign debt crisis.
The only economic report due out is new home sales for August. Later this week, we'll get consumer confidence (Tuesday), durable goods (Wednesday), gross domestic product for the 2nd quarter (Thursday) and personal income and personal spending (Friday).
Still, public companies may sit on their hands with the end of the 3rd quarter in sight. So, barring any blockbuster news, I'd recommend reading Inquirer staff writer Andrew Maykuth's tale of the solar-cell factory that never made it to Philadelphia from Sunday's paper.