Stock Market on Record Charge
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
NPR's Jack Speer gives us a stock market preview.
JACK SPEER: Rich Yamarone is chief economist for Argus Research. He says when it comes to Wall Street, there's something for just about everyone this week.
RICH YAMARONE: This is a great week to be on Wall Street. You have a bunch of economic indicators and the inflation data, the CPI and the PPI. And then if that's not enough, you have earnings announcements.
SPEER: Intel and Microsoft report earnings this week. Also due out with second quarter earnings numbers are many of the big banks, industrial firms like United Technologies, and healthcare companies like Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson. Analysts expect mostly solid numbers, which is not to say there might not be some volatility in this latest bull market.
MARK VITNER: We're probably headed higher, but there's still some risk out there.
SPEER: Mark Vitner is chief economist at Wachovia Corporation. He says on the earnings front it's the text sectors stocks a lot of people will be watching especially closely.
VITNER: We're seeing that orders for all sorts of tech goods. Particularly things tied to telecommunications are just really strong and they hadn't been strong for a very long time.
SPEER: Jack Speer, NPR News, Washington.
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