Wall Street players watching inflationary cues will keep an eye on productivity and unit labor costs, released by the Labor Department this morning. Additionally, a handful of earnings announcements will capture market observers' attention throughout the day.

Expected Earnings Reports

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This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change. The full week's earnings calendar is published separately.

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Economic Data

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Forecasts are from

Reuters

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TSC's

Economic Databank.

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  • 8:30 a.m.:Initial jobless claims for the week ended April 29. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 283,000 Four-week average: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 267,000.
  • 8:30 a.m.:Productivity for Q1 '00. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +6.4%. Unit labor costs: Forecast: N/A. Previous: -2.5%.

Speeches and Testimony

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt and Annette Nazareth, director of the SEC's Division of Market Regulation, address the Limit Order Transparency Roundtable in Washington.