What's Happening Today: Wednesday, March 18


  • CPI (Feb.) (8:30 AM)
  • Current Account Balance (Q4) (8:30 AM)
  • Weekly Crude Inventories (week ended March 14) (10:30 AM)
  • FOMC Policy Statement (2:15 PM)
  • Hewlett-Packard Annual Meeting of Shareholders


  • General Mills (GIS) (Before bell)
  • Oracle (ORCL) (After bell)
  • Linktone (LTON) (After bell)
  • Cintas (CTAS) (After bell)
  • Nike (After bell)



  • 8:00 AM –  Rep Paul Kanjorski (D-PA)
  • 8:40 AM – E. Gordon Gee, President, Ohio State University
  • 3:00 PM – Richard Hoey, Chief Economist, Bank Of New York Mellon Corp
  • 5:00 PM – Gary Motyl, CIO, Templeton Global Equity Group
  • 5:00 PM – Thomas Forester, President/Fund Manager, Forester Capital Mgmt

Fox Business:

  • 7 AM – Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI-09)
  • 7:00 AM – Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
  • 12 PM – Peter Morici, Prof. of International Business. U of Md.
  • 12:45 PM – Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.)


  • Cowen Health Care Conference, Boston, MA (Day 3 of 4)
  • Credit Suisse Chicago Energy Conference, Chicago, IL (Day 2 of 2)
  • JP Morgan Gaming, Lodging, Restaurant and Leisure Conference, Las Vegas, NV (Day 2 of 2)
  • Jefferies Global Clean Technology Conference, New York, NY  (Day 2 of 3)
  • Credit Suisse Transportation and Logistics Conference, Boston, MA (Day 1 of 2)
  • Independent Community Bankers of America Techworld Conference, Phoenix, AZ (Day 1 of 5)

All times ET.

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