Zesty sauces, live TV pauses, and taxman bosses play bit parts in the week of news that is waiting to happen.

We kick off the new trading week with a little game called Catch Up with Ketchup. H.J. Heinz (NYSE:HNZ) will pour out its fiscal first-quarter results on Monday. The foodstuffs titan has been a pretty consistent performer in the past, with a slow yet steady predictability that has allowed it to raise its dividend regularly. That's just one of the reasons we singled out the stock as a recommendation in our Motley Fool Income Investor newsletter service.

Beyond the consistently growing payouts, Heinz has been able to grow through acquisitions, and it's also made some organic moves to grow its already popular product lines, such as adding a spicy variety to its ketchup and even going crazy on the color wheel with its signature tomato condiments. In concert, these moves should serve Heinz well as it continues to gradually inch higher.

A day later, Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN) will be looking to produce healthy results. That's something the company aims for in the real world, too. That's because Myriad Genetics is more than just a biotech company working on its drug pipeline. It has also been growing quickly by helping doctors screen genetic mutations in order to catch various forms of developing cancer. No, the company is not expected to be profitable for the period. But that won't get in the way of some favorable price moves if the company has new developments to report.

If it's Wednesday, it must be TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO). The only name that seems to matter in digital video recorders (even though it no longer makes most of the living room lifesavers on the market) is due to roll out its fiscal second-quarter numbers. The company is in the process of depending more on the softer side of its subscriber services over its hardware sales, and that's not a bad thing, given that that's where the better margins lie.

The company is coming off a respectable first-quarter showing and, despite some price share volatility, is looking to turn the corner and become a profitable concern by the end of the year. We singled out the dynamic consumer technology company two summers ago in Motley Fool Stock Advisor, but it continues to languish in the single digits.

When it comes to tax preparation services, Jackson Hewitt (NYSE:JTX) is second only to H&R Block (NYSE:HRB). How good a period will Hewitt be looking at on Thursday? Well, it's not likely to blow anyone away. This quarter covers the months of May, June, and July. Hewitt's big quarter -- naturally -- is the one ending in April, when filers are busy getting their year-end tax returns squared away.

Are you down with WPP? WPP Group (NASDAQ:WPPGY) is the world's second-largest advertising company. The advertising sector certainly has its highs and lows, and right now, the British-based company is doing just fine as it readies its interim report. If the company closes out the week with a bang, count on WPP to get the word out.

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Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has one of the oldest TiVo boxes but doesn't think the Smithsonian would need it just yet. Rick does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. T he Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.