Investors, who are looking for some good news this Friday the 13th, will get earnings news from Automatic Data Processing (AUD) and Boise Cascade (BCC) - Get Report today.

Also today, the September

retail sales report and the September

Producer Price Index -- both key economic indicators with the capacity to move markets -- are released.

Expected Earnings Reports

This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change.

* = Possibly reporting

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

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

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 8:30 a.m.: Retail Sales for September. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: +0.6%. Previous: +0.2%. Ex-autos. Forecast: +0.5%. Previous: +0.3%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Producer Price Index for September. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.5%. Previous: +0.3%. Ex-food and energy. Forecast: +0.1%. Previous: +0.1%.
  • 10 a.m.: Consumer Sentiment Index for October. Source: University of Michigan. Forecast: 106.3. Previous: 106.8.