All eyes are on earnings today as the season heats up. Companies scheduled to report include: Abbott Laboratories (ABT) - Get Report, Bestfoods (BFO) - Get Report, Motorola (MOT) and Office Depot (ODP) - Get Report.

As market observers digest these earnings reports this evening, they'll tune into

Federal Reserve

Chairman

Alan Greenspan

, as he addresses the

Council on Foreign Relations

.

Expected Earnings Reports

(

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

)

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

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

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 7 a.m.: Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended Friday. Source: http:www.mbaa.org/news/. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 338.5. Includes Refinancing Index. Also includes Purchase Index. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 318.1.
  • 1:30 p.m.: TIPS Auction. Source: http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/. The Treasury announces the results of its auction of 10-year Treasury Inflationary Protected Securities, or TIPS, at which $5 billion of securities will be sold, with bids due at 1 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Saturday. Source: Money Magazine and ABC News. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 25.

Speeches and Testimony

  • 7:30 p.m.: Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan addresses the Council on Foreign Relations.