Traders will have a full slate to deal with Thursday, as
leads another round of financial-sector earnings and
Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks in Washington.
Quarterly reports from
Bank of New York
, among others, are also due.
Other notables set to post numbers are
Advanced Micro Devices
will host an analyst day.
The economic news will be highlighted by a speech coming from Fed chief Bernanke, who will be discussing the economic outlook at the House of Representatives.
Also planned for release are data on December housing starts from the Census Bureau, initial jobless claims from the Labor Department and the Philadelphia Fed's monthly index.
, David Peltier will tell you whether you should buy
, and Melissa Davis will examine what went wrong for a cholesterol-lowering drug from
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.