The Week Ahead

Your Money

April 18, 2004

A weekly briefing on the economic calendar

Monday

* Leading indicators for March.

Earnings reports

Earnings: 3M, Charles Schwab, Eli Lilly, Fannie Mae, Hasbro, Manpower, Wachovia, American Express, Cendant, Kraft Foods, Washington Mutual.

Tuesday

Earnings reports

Earnings: America West, Ameritrade, Bank One, Blockbuster, Boise Cascade, General Motors, Illinois Tool Works, Lucent, Northern Trust, RadioShack, Sprint FON, Sprint PCS, US Bancorp, Viacom, Allstate, DeVry, Motorola.

Wednesday

* The Fed releases its Beige Book.

Earnings reports

Earnings: Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, Ford, General Dynamics, Harrah's, Honeywell, J.P. Morgan Chase, Northwest Airlines, Pfizer, PNC Bank, SBC, Tellabs, Whirlpool, Capital One, eBay, Qualcomm, Starbucks.

Thursday

* Initial unemployment claims for the previous week.

Earnings reports

Earnings: Adolph Coors, Alltel, AT&T, Baxter, BellSouth, Caterpillar, HCA Healthcare, Hershey Foods, JetBlue Airways, Kellogg, Kimberly-Clark, Marriott, Martha Stewart, Maytag, Office Depot, Reebok, Sabre Holdings, Sears, Wendy's, Con Edison, Amazon, Microsoft.

Friday

* Durable goods orders for March.

Earnings reports

Earnings: Fortune Brands, International Paper, Xerox.

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