Lehman Brothers is all business today, as it introduces its First Annual B4B Industrial eMarketplace Conference at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Also getting in on the confab action, Credit Suisse First Boston wraps up its Semiconductor and Semiconductor Capital Equipment Conference in Menlo Park, Calif.

Economic data, including the

Purchasing Managers' Index,

construction spending and

initial jobless claims add zing to the trading day.

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.: Initial jobless claims for the week ended Saturday. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: 282,000. Previous: 284,000. Four-week average: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 291,000.
  • 10 a.m.: Purchasing Managers' Index for May. Source: National Association of Purchasing Management. Forecast: 55.3. Previous: 54.9.
  • 10 a.m.: Construction spending for April. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: unchngd. Previous: +1.4%.

Conferences and Meetings

Lehman Brothers' B4B Industrial eMarketplace Conference

,

Plaza Hotel

, New York. Companies presenting:

Credit Suisse First Boston's Semiconductor and Semiconductor Capital Equipment Conference and Tour

,

Stanford Park Hotel

, Menlo Park, Calif. Last of three days. Companies presenting (times Eastern):