The rapid pace of earnings news begins to taper in the third week of the season.

But die-hard fans need not worry, because there are still plenty of announcements to go around. Companies in the spotlight today include Old Economy brands

Union Carbide

(UK)

,

Baker Hughes

(BHI)

and

Pharmacia

(PHA)

.

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.