Cars and dot-com stars will play bit parts in the week of news that is waiting to happen.
It's earnings season again. I think that translates, loosely in Latin, into "no sleep till mid-November." The new week will bring some of the biggest companies up to the podium, and it starts on Monday with General Motors
If it's Tuesday, it must be Yahoo!
The company is off to a good start so far in 2005, with revenue soaring 53% higher through the first half of the year and profits more than quadrupling. There were some concerns that the hot paid-search advertising market was starting to cool off over the summer, so the Yahoo! report will be critical in assessing the state of the online marketplace in wooing sponsors.
It will be Whitman Wednesday as eBay
After you've digested Yahoo! and eBay, what could make this three-course dot-com meal complete? Oh, right. Google
Fridays are usually sleepy days, but not during earnings season. This week, it will be Caterpillar
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Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He 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.