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Wall Street & White House Agenda

@ The White House

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.

 In the afternoon, the President will welcome to the White House the 13 recipients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation?s second-highest civilian honor.

Later, the President will host Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway for a meeting in the Oval Office.  The President met the Prime Minister in December 2009 and welcomes the opportunity to reciprocate the warm hospitality that both he and the First Lady received during that visit.  

The United States and Norway are not only close NATO allies, but also partners who cooperate in a wide variety of endeavors all around the world.  The President looks forward to thanking the Prime Minister personally for Norway?s important contribution to the NATO mission in Libya and to consulting with him on issues of common interest, including Afghanistan, Middle East peace, the Arctic, global health, climate change, the famine in Somalia and support for the new democracies in North Africa. 

@ Wall Street

Microsoft, the maker of Windows operating software, is expected to release its quarterly results on October 20th. Wall Street Analysts consensus calls for a profit of $0.68 a share on $17.25 billion revenue.

Microsoft estimates have a range of $0.08 a share. The high estimate calls for profit of $0.72 a share and the low estimate is calling for a profit of $0.64 a share, a year ago for the quarter the company reported $0.62 a share.