Earnings season takes a little bit of a breather today as fewer companies report earnings -- a much-needed break after a week-long marathon.

Today's not-so-flashy lineup features


(ADM) - Get Archer-Daniels-Midland Company Report


Dime Bancorp




(VC) - Get Visteon Corporation Report


Edison International

(EIX) - Get Edison International Report


Edison has been busy racking up billions of dollars in debt as the California energy crisis worsens. The utility company could be facing bankruptcy if the situation continues on a downward spiral.

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traded up 1.4% to finish at an even $9 yesterday.

In economic news, the

Consumer Sentiment Index and

International Trade reports are due out today. The CSI, along with other confidence measures, is used to gauge consumer moods. The

International trade

has very little impact on the market, serving as the

Potsie Weber of economic indicators.

Expected Earnings Reports

Economic Data


Forecasts are from


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


Economic Databank.


  • 8:30 a.m.: International Trade for November. Source: Commerce Department. Forecast: -$33.94B. Previous: $33.18B.
  • 10:00 a.m.: Consumer Sentiment Index for December. Source: University of Michigan. Forecast: 99. Previous: 98.4.