On Tap Today: Checking Out the Chicago PMI and More

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The National Association of Purchasing Management's Chicago branch releases this month's Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index today. Expect news that the factory sector is expanding from the business barometer.

Also on this the last day of March,

Tenet HealthCare

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posts third-quarter earnings.

Expected Earnings Report

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This table includes an S&P 500 company only. Date is as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change. The full week's earnings calendar is published separately.

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Economic Data

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Forecasts are from

Reuters

. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see

TSC's

Economic Databank.

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  • 8:30 a.m.:APICS Business Outlook Index for March. Source: APICS. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 53.5
  • 8:30 a.m.:Personal Income for February. Source: Commerce Department. Forecast: +0.4%-P. Previous: +0.7%. Consumption: Forecast: +0.8%-P. Previous: +0.5%.
  • 10 a.m.:Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index for March. Source: National Association of Purchasing Management--Chicago. Forecast: 56.5-P. Previous: 56.7.
  • 10 a.m.:Factory orders for February. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: +0.2%-P. Previous: -1.1%.
  • 10 a.m.:Consumer Sentiment Index for March -- final. Source: University of Michigan. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 107.7 (March prelim.), 111.3 (February).