A new batch of earnings reports wrap up this wacky week on Wall Street. Also, the Labor Department releases March's Consumer Price Index numbers at 8:30 a.m. EDT. And finally, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies on technology and financial services.

Expected Earnings Reports

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This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are 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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  • 8:30 a.m.:Consumer Price Index for March. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.5%. Previous: +0.5%. Ex-Food and Energy: Forecast: +0.2%. Previous: +0.2%.
  • 8:30 a.m.:Business inventories for February. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: +0.5%. Previous: +0.5%.
  • 8:30 a.m.:Real earnings for March. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: N/A. Previous: -0.5%.
  • 9:15 a.m.:Industrial Production for March. Source: Federal Reserve. Forecast: +0.2%. Previous: +0.3%. Capacity utilization: Forecast: 78%. Previous: 81.7%.
  • 10 a.m.:Consumer Sentiment Index for April. Source: University of Michigan. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 101.7.

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

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Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

4/14/00

Snowball.com

(SNOW:Nasdaq)

Goldman Sachs

Speeches and Testimony

  • Noon: Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies on technology and financial services.