The Futures Market
by Kate Bonamici and Barney Gimbel, FORTUNE Magazine

(FORTUNE Magazine) - May 9 Bankrupt auto parts maker Delphi is due in court for a hearing on whether it can void union contracts.

May 15 Deadline for senior citizens to register for the new Medicare prescription-drug benefits. Millions of seniors risk paying higher premiums if they don't pick a plan before the deadline.

May 17 Yahoo watchers gather for the company's Analyst Day. Expect questions about a rumored partnership with eBay.

May 19 Ted Nugent kicks off the National Rifle Association's annual convention. The gun lobby will spend up to $30 million on the fall elections.

May 24 After averaging a staggering 30 million viewers (through April), Fox's American Idol wraps its best season yet. Who wins? Rupert Murdoch, of course. Top of page