Calendar slows as earnings wane
David Russell | firstname.lastname@example.org
This week's calendar is relatively quiet, with few major economic events. Earnings season also winds down.
The only significant items scheduled today are quarterly results from trucker Arkansas Best in the morning, followed by Sotheby's, Hologic, and News Corp. in the afternoon.
Tomorrow brings the Chicago Federal Reserve's regional economic index. Dean Foods, D.R. Horton, Dish Network, NRG Energy, NuStar Energy, Vodafone, and Yingli Green Energy report in the morning. NQ Mobile, the subject of a major short-seller attack recently, follows in the afternoon, along with Chinese Internet company Sina.
Wednesday mostly features international news: European industrial production in the morning and Japanese gross domestic product in the evening.
Thursday brings German, French, and broader Eurozone GDP numbers, as well as weekly jobless claims in the United States.
Friday's main events are the New York Fed's Empire manufacturing index and U.S. industrial production.
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