U.S. stocks: The punches keep coming

On the eve of a slew of earnings this week, U.S. stocks and the economy can't seem to catch a break.

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The American economy and the stock market just can't catch a break.

The Dow is down 4% so far this year and the broader index, the S&P 500, is down 2%. Most Wall Street experts thought both would be UP this year.

A slew of earnings this week may help stocks turn the corner in the right direction. But there are so many headwinds to overcome now.

  @CNNMoneyInvest - Last updated October 12 2015 11:19 AM ET