Trade balance, monthly, billions of dollars, seasonally adjusted: Feb. -55.5 March -47.2 April -46.1 May -43.2 June -46.4 July (est.) -49.1 Source: FactSet CHIPPER RESULTS? Wall Street expects that Broadcom's latest quarterly report card will show improved results.
Financial analysts predict the chipmaker will report Thursday that its fiscal third-quarter earnings and revenue increased from a year earlier. Broadcom has been looking to beef up its infrastructure technology business. In July, it agreed to buy IT management software company CA Technologies for $18.9 billion in cash.
ALL ABOUT JOBS The U.S. job market is on solid footing, with the national unemployment rate near a 50-year low. Companies are looking harder for employees, sometimes adding more hours for part-timers and converting contractors to full-time workers. Did companies continue to add workers at a solid pace in August? Find out Friday, when the Labor Department reports its monthly tally of hiring by nonfarm employers.
Nonfarm payrolls, monthly change, seasonally adjusted: March 155,000 April 175,000 May 268,000 June 248,000 July 157,000 Aug. (est.) 189,000 Source: FactSet