A weekly briefing on the economic calendar
* Leading indicators for March.
Earnings: America West, Ameritrade, Bank One, Blockbuster, Boise Cascade, General Motors, Illinois Tool Works, Lucent, Northern Trust, RadioShack, Sprint FON, Sprint PCS, US Bancorp, Viacom, Allstate, DeVry, Motorola.
* The Fed releases its Beige Book.
Earnings: Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, Ford, General Dynamics, Harrah's, Honeywell, J.P. Morgan Chase, Northwest Airlines, Pfizer, PNC Bank, SBC, Tellabs, Whirlpool, Capital One, eBay, Qualcomm, Starbucks.
* Initial unemployment claims for the previous week.
Earnings: Adolph Coors, Alltel, AT&T;, Baxter, BellSouth, Caterpillar, HCA Healthcare, Hershey Foods, JetBlue Airways, Kellogg, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, Martha Stewart, Maytag, Office Depot, Reebok, Sabre Holdings, Sears, Wendy's, Con Edison, Amazon, Microsoft.
* Durable goods orders for March.
Earnings: Fortune Brands, International Paper, Xerox.