This week, investors will be looking for clues from consumers


After getting worrisome signs about consumers from bankers' earnings reports, investors will be looking at a broad range of companies this week for further insights into the outlook for the economy. Consumer-focused companies including Apple(AAPL), McDonald's (MCD), appliance maker Whirlpool (WHR) and toy maker Hasbro (HAS) are among those reporting results during the week. Airlines, drug companies and more big banks are also scheduled to release their earnings.