Heads up: Ready for more volatility in the stock market? It's likely to be triggered this week by third-quarter corporate-earnings reports...

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Heads up: Ready for more volatility in the stock market? It’s likely to be triggered this week by third-quarter corporate-earnings reports. Alcoa — the aluminum producer and one of the 30 Dow components — kicks off the earnings season each quarter. It reports Tuesday.

Monday: Microsoft holds a Business Intelligence conference through Wednesday at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Tuesday: Gov. Christine Gregoire and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will speak in Everett at the second annual Governor’s Aerospace Summit, organized by the Aerospace Futures Alliance — a lobbying group representing more than 100 aerospace companies in the state. The conference is at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Comcast Arena.

Wednesday: Costco Wholesale will release its fourth-quarter and fiscal-year earnings. An 8 a.m. conference call will be webcast at www.costco.com, Investor Relations page. … What’s the condo market like in downtown Seattle? How about downtown Bellevue? Ask Dean Jones, CEO of condo-marketing firm Realogics, about what he sees in the world of in-city condominiums. Submit your questions and log on at noon for answers at seattletimes.com/realestate.