What's Happening Today: Wednesday, February 18


  • Building Permits and Housing Starts (Jan.) (8:30 AM)
  • Export Prices and Import Prices (Jan.) (8:30 AM)
  • Cleveland Fed President Pianalto speaks to developers (9:00 AM)
  • Capacity Utilization and Industrial Production (Jan.) (9:15 AM)
  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on current economic conditions at the National Press Club in Washington (12:30 PM)
  • Chicago Fed President Evans speaks on the economic outlook (1:20 PM)
  • Fed releases minutes from Jan. 27-28 FOMC meeting (2:00 PM)


  • Deere (DE) (Before bell)
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT) (Before bell)
  • OfficeMax (OMX) (Before bell)
  • Playboy Enterprises (PLA) (Before bell)
  • Whole Foods (WFMI) (After bell)
  • Comcast (CMCSA) (8:30 AM)
  • CBS Corporation (CBS) (4:30 PM)
  • Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) (5:00 PM)



  • 6:53 AM – Rep Thaddeus McCotter, Chairman of the House GOP Policy Committee
  • 7:30 AM – Robert Engle, 2003 Nobel Prize winner in Economics
  • 7:40 AM – Rick Wagoner, Chairperson/CEO, General Motors Corp
  • 9:40 AM – Eric Dinallo, Superintendent, NY Dept of Insurance
  • 11:40 AM – John Faraci, Chairperson/CEO, Intl Paper Co.
  • 2:40 PM – Enrique Salem, CEO-Elect, Symantec Corp
  • 4:30 PM – Barton Biggs, Managing Director/Partner, Traxis Partners
  • 5 PM – Richard Bove, Analyst, Rochdale Securities
  • 5 PM – Ken Kenworthy Jr, Chairperson/CEO, GMX Resources


Fox Business:

  • 7 AM – Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-DE)
  • 7:30 AM – Adam Geisler, President, Everlast Worldwide, Inc
  • 10:10 AM – Jonathan Corpina, Meridian Eqiuity Partners
  • 12 PM – Jane Thompson, President Wal-Mart Financial 


  • Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference, New York, NY  (Day 3 of 5) 
  • Standard & Poor’s Seminar: Outlook for U.S. Economy and Local Government Ratings, Dallas, TX (Day 1 of 2)

All times ET.

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