The Week Ahead: ‘Paycheck protection’ returns, earnings season ramps up

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

Top picks

• Code for KC, a group that brings designers, developers and others together with local government to advance civic-focused tech projects, is hosting a celebration Monday to recognize the projects it launched in 2016 and look ahead to 2017 initiatives.

• The Missouri House Economic Development committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on a proposed “paycheck protection” bill. The measure, called “paycheck deception” by opponents, would require annual permission from public employees for union fees to be deducted from their pay.

• The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will release the results of its monthly manufacturing survey, providing an update on current manufacturing activity in the Fed’s Tenth District.

• Companies of local interest scheduled to report earnings this week include UMB Financial on Tuesday, and Boeing and DST Systems on Thursday.

Day planner

Monday

Treasury securities auction; earnings from McDonald’s and Yahoo

Tuesday

Existing home sales; earnings from 3M, Alibaba, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, UMB Financial and Verizon

Wednesday

Missouri Department of Economic Development Division of Energy meeting; Missouri Housing Development Commission meeting; earnings from AT&T, Boeing, eBay and Qualcomm

Thursday

International trade in goods; Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index; new home sales; Federal Reserve Bank balance sheet; Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index; earnings from Alphabet, Blackstone, Comcast, Dow Chemical, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Intel, PayPal, Southwest Airlines and Starbucks

Friday

Durable goods orders; fourth-quarter GDP; earnings from American Airlines, Honeywell and and Siemens

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