This Week's Agenda: Republican Debate, Corporate Earnings, and Immigration Bills

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Republican presidential candidates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L) speaks as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
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The Occupy Wall Street protest is still growing, and it's caught on in other cities across the country. Meanwhile, last week in Alabama the strictest anti-immigration bill in the country was again challenged by the Department of Justice. California passed a state Dream Act — the most lenient immigration bill legislation in the country. And, corporations will begin announcing their quarterly earnings results this week, which may briefly distract investors from the still-faltering European economy. Plus, The Washington Post and Bloomberg News are sponsoring a Republican debate on Tuesday night.

Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, and Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with Creators Syndicate, look ahead at all the big stories in the news this week.