On Tap Today: Yahoo! Reports Earnings; Greenspan Speaks

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Earnings announcements capture investors' attention this week. Today, Wall Street focuses on four famous names, each representing a different sector of the marketplace: Yahoo! (YHOO) , International Paper (IP) - Get Report, Biogen (BGEN) and Harley-Davidson (HDI) .

Plus:

Federal Reserve

Chairman

Alan Greenspan

addresses the

National Governors Association

.

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.

)

  • 9 a.m.: BTM Weekly U.S. Retail Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Saturday. Source: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Forecast: N/A. Previous: -0.4%.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Redbook Retail Average for the month through Saturday, vs. June. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: N/A. Previous: -0.2%.

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

(TheStreet.com's

Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's

ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on quiet-period expirations every week. For more on quiet periods and why they matter, check out Holmes' primer on the subject. The full current quiet-period expirations list is published separately.

)

Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

7/11/00

Dendreon

(DNDN:Nasdaq)

Prudential Securities

7/11/00

China Unicom

(CHU:NYSE ADR)

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

7/11/00

eChapman.com

(ECMN:Nasdaq)

Chapman

Speeches and Testimony

  • 9:30 a.m.: Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan addresses the National Governors Association on "Structural Changes in the New Economy."