Beans, burgers, and boogie will rule the week that lies ahead. Let's take a closer look.

Why not start off the week with a colossal Monster Thickburger? That fine how-do-you-do for your arteries is just one of the many beefy things that CKE Restaurants (NYSE:CKR) has delivered: The parent company behind Hardee's and Carl's Jr. has also served up an impressive streak of 25 consecutive months of rising comps. Eating healthier? That's just lip service, apparently.

Earnings report? Don't leave home without it. American Express (NYSE:AXP) will have its first-quarter financials on display come Tuesday. The financial services giant has produced steady earnings growth over the past few years. We're a country that loves plastic and loves to travel, and American Express is grateful for both of those things as a major player in credit cards, travel bookings, and travelers' checks. More consistency? Wall Street is looking for American Express to earn $0.75 a share, and the company has been able to meet or narrowly exceed profit expectations for a dozen straight quarters.

In an industry where bean counters truly are bean counters, the accounting crew at Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) will have the company's latest numbers ready to go on Wednesday. The numbers should be good, considering that the company has had healthy same-store sales figures through January, February, and March.

For those who have always wanted to initiate a position in the company but have found it as overvalued as some of its premium brews, it doesn't hurt that the stock has taken a dip since its all-time high back in December, to the point where it has surrendered a third of its value in the past four months. So order up -- and sip responsibly.

On a day chock-full of hundreds of companies reporting their quarterly results, it won't be easy to single out Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The company hasn't been a hot commodity on this side of the millennium -- the stock is trading for less than half of its 1999 peak, when way too many people were going bonkers about Y2K. But it is still the world's largest software company, and its $275 billion market cap also makes it one of the most valuable.

The stock has been one of the biggest winners since 1986. A $1,000 investment back then would be worth more than a quarter-million bucks today. Not bad. For a Softy.

Turn it up. The country's largest radio station owner wants to be heard. While Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU) will only be reporting its first-quarter earnings come Friday morning, you can imagine that folks will be wondering about everything from the state of terrestrial radio censorship to how the company will compete against satellite radio -- a booming medium in which XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:XMSR) and Sirius (NASDAQ:SIRI) have already swallowed 5 million of radio's most passionate listeners.

Clear Channel isn't going to give up without a fight. We all know that. But will anyone be around to tune in to hear Clear Channel's version of said fight? I know, low blow. But at least Clear Channel can lay claim to something that XM or Sirius can't -- profitability.

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Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is a Sirius subscriber, but he does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. The 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.