A weekly briefing on the economic calendar
Producer Price Index for March; housing starts and building permits for March
Earnings reports: American Standard Cos., Boston Scientific Corp., Coca-Cola Co., EMC Corp., General Motors Corp., Illinois Tool Works Inc., Johnson & Johnson Inc., Lucent Technologies Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co., Pfizer Inc., State Street Corp., US Bancorp, Viacom Inc., Wells Fargo & Co., Intel Corp., Kraft Foods Inc., Yahoo Inc., Washington Mutual Inc.
The Fed releases its beige book survey of regional economic conditions.
Earnings reports: Altria Group Inc., AMR Corp., Caterpillar Inc., Continental Airlines Inc., Ford Motor Co., General Dynamics Corp., Harrah's Entertainment Inc., Honeywell International Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Sprint FON Group, Wyeth, Allstate Corp., Capital One Financial Corp., E-Trade Group Inc., eBay Inc., Motorola Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Yum Brands Inc.
Leading economic indicators for March
Earnings reports: Alltel Corp., AT&T; Corp., Automatic Data Processing Inc., Baxter International Inc., BellSouth Corp., Delta Air Lines Inc., Guidant Corp., HCA Inc., Marriott International Inc., MBNA Corp., McDonald's Corp., Merck & Co., Nokia, OfficeMax Inc., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Schering-Plough Corp., Union Pacific Corp., United Parcel Service Inc., Xerox Corp., Amgen Inc., Google Inc., Hershey Foods Corp.
Earnings reports: Eastman Kodak Co., Halliburton Co., International Paper Co., LM Ericsson, MeadWestvaco Corp., Weyerhaeuser Co.