March 31-April 5, 2003

31 Monday

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board roundtable discussing its plan to require foreign auditors to register. SEC commissioners will attend, as well as representatives from the European Commission, the German Chamber of Accountants, and the British Department of Trade and Industry.

1 Tuesday

Securities and Exchange Commission public meeting to vote on new rules for audit committees.

Verizon court hearing in its case against the Recording Industry Association of America over whether the telecommunications firm must reveal the identity of an online customer suspected of sharing music files.

Institute of International Finance news conference on policy letter to G7 finance ministers on a comprehensive approach to international monetary reform.

Economic indicators: March auto sales; March ISM manufacturing index.

2 Wednesday

House Financial Services subcommittee on capital markets, insurance and government sponsored enterprises hearing on "Rating the Rating Agencies: The State of Transparency and Competition."

Economic indicators: February factory orders.

3 Thursday

Microsoft court hearing in its case against Sun Microsystems over whether the software giant must include Sun's Java technology in the Windows operating system.

Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee panel discussion, "Digital Rights Management Tools: Whose Rights Are Being Managed?"

4 Friday

Mario Monti, European commissioner for competition policy, speaks at Georgetown University Law Center.

Alan Greenspan, Fed chairman, speaks to a Fed seminar about business method patents.

Economic indicators: March unemployment rate.