The business week ahead

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TODAY: An all-day symposium at the University of Washington (HUB North Ballroom) on “Accelerating Washington Aerospace Technology” features speakers from space and aviation companies and discussions on the successes and challenges of the state’s aerospace industry.

TUESDAY: Paccar discusses its first-quarter financial results in an 8 a.m. conference call and holds its annual shareholders meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Kenworth plant in Renton.

WEDNESDAY: Boeing releases its first-quarter earnings results. CEO Jim McNerney will answer questions from analysts and the media in a 7:30 a.m. conference call. … The National Association of Realtors reports on March existing home sales.

THURSDAY: Microsoft is expected to report its lowest quarterly profit since 2010 amid declining PC sales and a stronger U.S. dollar that has been a drag on earnings abroad. It discusses its latest results in a 2:30 p.m. conference call. … Amazon will break out specific financial results for its Amazon Web Services division for the first time when it reports its first-quarter results. The online retailer holds a 2:30 p.m. conference call. … Starbucks, which recently split its stock and has reached a market capitalization of $71 billion, has been a darling of investors of late, and Wall Street will take a close look at its latest results to see if their confidence is justified. They’ll look for details on growth in China-Asia Pacific and whether mobile ordering in the Pacific Northwest is helping reduce lines. The coffee giant discusses its results in a 2 p.m. conference call. … Alaska Air Group provides details on its first-quarter financial results in an 8:30 a.m. conference call. … The Commerce Department reports on March new home sales.