At the height of third-quarter earnings season, profit announcements flood the marketplace today. Companies reporting include BellSouth (BLS) , Coca-Cola (KO) - Get Report and McDonald's (MCD) - Get Report.
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.
* = Possibly reporting
Forecasts are from
. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see
- 8:30 a.m.:
Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended Saturday. Source:
Labor Department. Forecast: 307,000. Previous: 306,000.
Four-week average: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 301,500.
International Trade for August. Source:
Commerce Department. Forecast: -$31.76B. Previous: -$31.89B.
Philadelphia Fed Index for October. Source:
Philadelphia Fed. Forecast: 6.1. Previous: 8.2.
Treasury buyback. Source:
Treasury Department. The Treasury buys from dealers securities specified yesterday.
Speeches & Testimony
Alan Greenspan addresses a
conference: Monetary Policy in the New Economy.