The Associated Press

Major business events and economic events scheduled for Wednesday:

WASHINGTON ¿ Commerce Department releases preliminary estimate of first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON ¿ Federal Reserve meets to discuss the economy and interest rates; announcement expected 2:15 p.m.

HARTFORD, Conn. ¿ Aetna Inc. reports first-quarter financial results.

MIAMI ¿ Burger King Holdings Inc. reports third-quarter financial results.

FALLS CHURCH, Va. ¿ General Dynamics Corp. reports first-quarter financial results.

AKRON, Ohio ¿ Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports first-quarter financial results.

NEW YORK ¿ IAC/InterActiveCorp reports first-quarter financial results.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. ¿ Medco Health Solutions Inc. reports first-quarter financial results.

DENVER ¿ Qwest Communications International Inc. reports first-quarter financial results.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ¿ Reynolds American Inc. reports first-quarter financial results.

SEATTLE ¿ Starbucks Corp. reports second-quarter financial results.

NEW YORK ¿ Time Warner Cable Inc. reports first-quarter financial results.

NEW YORK ¿ Time Warner Inc. reports first-quarter financial results.

NEW YORK ¿ Visa Inc. reports second-quarter financial results.

HOUSTON ¿ Waste Management Inc. reports first-quarter financial results.

MADISON, N.J. ¿ Wyeth reports first-quarter financial results.

PARIS¿ Renault releases first quarter sales.

PARIS ¿ Sanofi Aventis reports first-quarter financial results.

PARIS ¿ France Telecom reports first-quarter financial results.

BERLIN ¿ German government issues revised forecast for GDP this year in Europe's biggest economy.

FRANKFURT ¿ SAP reports first-quarter financial results.

FRANKFURT ¿ Bayer reports first-quarter financial results.

BERLIN ¿ Siemens AG reports second-quarter financial results.

HELSINKI ¿ UPM reports first-quarter financial results.

WASHINGTON ¿ House Ways and Means Committee hearing on employer-sponsored health insurance.

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