Wall Street takes a look at the Consumer Price Index this morning. The cost-of-living benchmark is likely be boosted by energy and tobacco prices, in addition to new airfare surcharges.

Elsewhere on the market shores,

Carnival

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, the cruise-line corporation, will report first-quarter earnings today.

Expected Earnings Report

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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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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.:Consumer Price Index for February. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.4%. Previous: +0.2%. Ex-food and energy: Forecast: +0.2%. Previous: +0.2%.
  • 8:30 a.m.:Real earnings for February. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.6%.
  • 10 a.m.:Consumer Sentiment Index for March -- preliminary. Source: University of Michigan. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 111.3.

Speeches and Testimony

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission's Paul Maco, director of the Office of Municipal Securities, addresses the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Forum in California.