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.
Forecasts are from
. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see
- 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.
Purchasing Managers' Index for May. Source:
National Association of Purchasing Management. Forecast: 55.3. Previous: 54.9.
Construction spending for April. Source:
Census Bureau. Forecast: unchngd. Previous: +1.4%.
Conferences and Meetings
Lehman Brothers' B4B Industrial eMarketplace Conference
, New York. Companies presenting:
- Ford (F) - Get ReportInternet Capital Group (ICGE) Honeywell (HON) - Get ReportEnvera.comI2 Technologies (ITWO) VerticalNet (VERT) DuPont (DD) - Get ReportMetiqueMetalSiteMetals USA (MUI) - Get Reporte-SteelInternational Paper (IP) - Get ReportMSC Direct
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):