The Week Ahead: Commerce earnings, Fed Beige Book, Blues playoffs

Here’s a look at some of the stories Missouri Business Alert is tracking this week:


The Treasury Department is set to sell three- and six-month bills at its weekly public auction.


The National Federation of Independent Businesses will release its small business optimism index. After the figure tumbled in February due to weak sales expectations and earnings trends, a rebound is expected in March, Bloomberg reports.

The Treasury Department releases its monthly budget. The report is expected to indicate a $102.0 billion deficit for March, Bloomberg reports.


Commerce Bancshares, the holding company for Kansas City-based Commerce Bank, is scheduled to report quarterly results.

The Federal Reserve Bank releases its Beige Book, a report published eight times a year offering anecdotal information on the economic conditions in each of its eight regions.

The puck drops on the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The St. Louis Blues will face the rival Chicago Blackhawks, the defending Stanley Cup champions, in the first round.


It’s a busy week of earnings reports for big banks: Bank of America and Wells Fargo are scheduled to report results, following an earnings release from JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday.


April 15 is usually tax day, but not this year. Procrastinators get a three-day reprieve on filing tax returns thanks to Emancipation Day, an official public holiday in the District of Columbia. Returns are due April 18.


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