On Tap Today: CPI Takes Center Stage - TheStreet

The

Consumer Price Index

will get the lion's share of attention on Wall Street this morning, as traders and investors wait to see whether it's as market-friendly as yesterday's

Producer Price Index

.

Elsewhere, quarterly results from

Global Crossing

(GBLX)

are among the few highlights.

Expected Earnings Reports

(

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.

)

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

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

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 8:30 a.m.:Consumer Price Index for January. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.3% (ex-food and energy: +0.2%). Previous: +0.2% (ex-food and energy: +0.1%).
  • 8:30 a.m.:Real earnings for January. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.2%.
  • 8:30 a.m.:International trade for December. Source: Commerce Department. Forecast: -$26.4 billion. Previous: -$26.5 billion.
  • 10 a.m.:Consumer Sentiment Index for February. Source: University of Michigan. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 112.
  • 2 p.m.:International trade for January fiscal 2000. Source: Treasury Department. Forecast: N/A. Previous: $70.5 billion (January fiscal 1999).