In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013, photo, a trader studies his computer screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. While companies have been lowering expectations fo

 

              In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013, photo, a trader studies his computer screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  While companies have been lowering expectations fo
In this Wednesday, July 3, 2013, photo, a trader studies his computer screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. While companies have been lowering expectations for weeks, Wall Street analysts predict earnings for companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to increase 3 percent from a year earlier, according to a survey by S&P Capital IQ. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)