Seven Days

Events of note in the week ahead

by Ira Boudway

ILLUSTRATION BY JULIA ROTHMAN

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U.S. personal income and spending

English soccer: Manchester City vs. Manchester United

SpaceX: The private space exploration company is scheduled to launch its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral to bring a capsule to the International Space Station.

01

May Day

Archer Daniels Midland, CBS, and Pfizer report earnings

Hacking report: U.K. lawmakers are expected to release a report on the phone-hacking scandal at News Corp.’s News of the World.

02

Elections in Hungary

Allstate, Comcast, Time Warner, and Whole Foods report earnings

Basel III: European Union finance ministers meet to strike a deal on new capital and liquidity rules for banks.

Osama bin Laden: First anniversary of the killing of the al-Qaeda leader by U.S. forces in Pakistan.

03

European Central Bank announces interest rates

AIG, General Motors, Kraft Foods, and Viacom report earnings

U.S. China talks: Hillary Clinton and Timothy Geithner are expected to attend a round of economic talks with their Chinese counterparts in Beijing.

London calling: The U.K. capital elects a mayor ahead of the Olympic Games.

04

Frieze Art Fair in New York

Duke Energy and DirecTV report earnings

U.S. unemployment: Surveyed economists expect the jobless rate to hold at 8.2 percent.

The Avengers in theaters: Disney hopes to recoup from John Carter with the Marvel Comics epic.

05

Kentucky Derby

FA Cup final: Chelsea vs. Liverpool

Berkshire Hathaway: The Omaha holding company hosts its first shareholder meeting since Warren Buffett announced he has cancer.

06

Nascar: Aaron’s 499 stock car race at Talladega

Austerity backlash: A closely contested presidential election in France and parliamentary elections in Greece and Serbia test the strength of the European Union.

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