Today's calendar focuses on the Federal Reserve's Beige Book,
though worries about a conflict with Syria could dominate
The Beige Book, a survey of regional economic conditions, will be
released at 2 p.m. ET. Investors will probably read it for clues on
the direction of future monetary policy.
It's also the busiest day this week for corporate earnings, with
Ciena, Dollar General, Francesca's, Navistar, and SAIC scheduled to
Nonetheless, events in Washington could be the main headlines as
the Obama administration seeks congressional support for a
potential military strike against Syria.
Tomorrow's economic calendar is also active. The European Central
Bank will announce interest rates, retailers will report same-store
sales, and ADP will report private-sector payrolls.
The calendar climaxes on Friday with non-farm payrolls.