Today at 5:30 a.m.
Reports: Existing home sales for March, 9 a.m.; Crude oil inventories, 9:30 a.m.
Local earnings: Abbott Laboratories, USG Corp.
Other major earnings: Altria Group, American Express Co., AMR Corp., Apple Inc., AT&T Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Fiat SpA, Marriott International, Qualcomm Inc., Union Pacific Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., Yum Brands Inc.
Monday at 5:30 a.m.
Local earnings: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Boeing Co., Exelon Corp., GATX Corp., Packaging Corp. of America, RC2 Corp., RLI Corp., Stepan Co., USG Corp., W.W. Grainger Inc.
Other major earnings: Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, Eli Lilly and Co., Gannett Co., Halliburton Co., Hanesbrands Inc., Hershey Co., Manpower Inc., Netflix Inc., Reynolds American Inc., Snap On Inc.
Friday at 5:30 a.m.
Reports: Consumer Price Index for March, 7:30 a.m.; International money flows for February, 8 a.m.; Industrial production, 8:15 a.m.; Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, 9 a.m.
Local earnings: Amcol International Corp.
Other major earnings: Bank of America, Mattel Inc., Nestle
Thursday at 5:30 a.m.
Reports: Jobless claims for week ended April 9, 7:30 a.m.; Producer price index for March, 7:30 a.m.; Mortgage rates for week ended April 14, 9 a.m.
Earnings: Google Inc., Hasbro Inc., J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Roche, SuperValu Inc.
April 13 at 5:30 a.m.
Reports: Retail sales for March, 7:30 a.m.; Business inventories for February, 9 a.m.; Job openings and labor turnover for February, 9 a.m.; Fed Beige Book, 1 p.m.
Local earnings: Northern States Financial Corp.
Other major earnings: Charles Schwab Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kaufman & Broad
April 12 at 12:44 p.m.
The White House is partnering with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Sears Holdings Corp. and Siemens AG to help struggling military families find jobs as part of an initiative partially overseen by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal.
Each company will offer different services for military spouses and veterans as part of an initiative–called Joining Forces–formally launched Tuesday by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. Get the full story »
April 12 at 5:30 a.m.
Reports: Balance of trade for February, 7:30 a.m.; import/export prices for March, 7:30 a.m.; federal budget for March, 1 p.m.
April 11 at 5:30 a.m.
Local earnings: Equity Lifestyle Properties
Other major earnings: Alcoa, Bassett Furniture Industries, Progressive Corp.
April 8 at 4:43 p.m.
Filed under: M&A
, Stock activity
Shares of Expedia rose 13 percent Friday as analysts hailed the online travel agency’s TripAdvisor separation plan as a way to unlock potential value. Get the full story »
April 6 at 8:30 a.m.
Filed under: Food
, Packaged foods
A tub of Garrett's caramel popcorn. (Garrett)
Chicago’s iconic Garrett Popcorn is giving away free snack-sized bags of its CaramelCrisp from 11 a.m, until 2 p.m. at all of its stores today, in a promotion celebrating National Caramel Popcorn Day.
Garrett’s will donate $1 to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. Through the end of today, Garrett is also donating $2 from every popcorn tin sold to Save the Children.
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April 1 at 1:53 p.m.
Filed under: Autos
A federal jury decided Friday that Toyota Motor Corp. was not negligent in the design of a 2005 Scion, which a New York doctor said caused the vehicle to accelerate unexpectedly and smash into a tree, the automaker said. Get the full story »
March 30 at 2:09 p.m.
The color dyes used to brighten cereals, snacks and drinks help make some children hyperactive and should be banned or at least carry a warning, critics told U.S. government advisers on Wednesday. Get the full story »
March 30 at 1:08 p.m.
Filed under: Government
The chief executive of Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. again criticized the business climate in the heavy equipment maker’s home state of Illinois Wednesday, but downplayed reports that it might leave. Get the full story »
March 29 at 11:52 a.m.
Filed under: Regulations
BATS Global Markets plans to list U.S. public stocks by year end, opening the door for companies to float shares somewhere other than the Big Board or Nasdaq for the first time in years. Get the full story »