Wall Street This Week: Banks Open Fall Earnings Season

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From new iPads being unveiled to a wave of "too big to fail" banks kicking off the new earnings, here are some of the things that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street.

Monday -- Amazon Pays the Price

It seems as if everybody's rolling out Web-based payment services, and a shakeout is starting to happen. Amazon.com (AMZN) will shut down its WebPay platform that allowed users to send and receive money from other users through the Amazon Payments website.

"We are not addressing a customer pain point particularly better than anyone else," Amazon explained. "We've learned a great deal about how and when customers want to send money and will look for ways to use these lessons in the future."

Tuesday -- Bankers on Parade

Citigroup (C), Wells Fargo (WFC), and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) will kick off the new earnings season by posting quarterly results on Tuesday. We can always bank on the bankers being among the early birds to report.

%VIRTUAL-WSSCourseInline-630%You can expect JPMorgan Chase to garner plenty of attention after the massive data breach that exposed the personal data of roughly 76 million retail customers and 7 million business accounts. The security breach only included names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses -- there was no account or password information swiped. Still, it's a hassle, especially since scammers now know that they can reach these people about their Chase accounts to try to coax more damaging data out of them.

Wednesday -- No One Puts eBay in a Corner

Leading auctioneer eBay (EBAY) reports on Wednesday. Analysts see a profit of 67 cents a share for the quarter, up from 64 cents a share a year earlier. Wall Street sees revenue climbing 12 percent.

EBay last month announced a plan to split its eBay and PayPal divisions at some point next year.

Thursday -- Take Two Tablets ...

Macs are experiencing a renaissance, but the iPad is fading in popularity. It's against this backdrop that Apple (AAPL) is hosting a media event on Thursday. It's widely expected to roll out the latest generation of its Mac and iPad product lines.

Last month's iPhone 6 rollout set company records, and it will be interesting to see if Apple can raise the bar for its iPad, which has seen sales decline during the past two quarters.

Friday -- We Bring Good Things to Life

Fridays are usually quiet on the financial news front, but that goes out the window during earnings season. General Electric (GE) is one of a handful of companies posting fresh financials on the final trading day of the week. Wall Street's holding out for modest single-digit-percentage growth at both ends of GE's income statement.

Motley Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com, Apple, eBay and Wells Fargo. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, Apple, Citigroup, eBay, General Electric Company, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. Check out our free report on the Apple Watch to learn where the real money is to be made for early investors.

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