On Tap Today: Durable Goods Orders Released and ADC Telecommunications Reports Earnings

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October's durable goods orders report hits the Street today. The measure of the value of orders received by manufacturers for durable goods -- big ticket items meant to last three years or more -- frequently moves markets and is considered a key factory-sector indicator.

On the earnings front, network equipment manufacturer

ADC Telecommunications

(ADCT) - Get Report

gets set to report fourth-quarter results.

Expected Earnings Reports

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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.: Durable goods orders for October. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: -1.3%. Previous: +3.0%. Ex-transportation: Forecast: -0.6%. Previous: +0.8%.
  • 9 a.m.: BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Saturday. Source: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UBS Warburg. Forecast: n.a. Previous: -0.9%.
  • 10 a.m.: Consumer Confidence Index for November. Source: Conference Board. Forecast: 135.9. Previous: 135.2.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Redbook Retail Average for the month through Saturday, vs. October. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: n.a. Previous: unchgd.