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The ballots pour in today as America decides who will lead the country. Undoubtedly, Election Day news will steal investors' attention today.

But in other market news, Old Economy big wigs

Allied Waste

(AW)

and

Watson Pharmaceuticals

(WPI)

are slated to post their quarterly results.

On the economic front, the

BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index and the

TheStreet Recommends

Redbook Retail Average weekly reports hit the Street.

Expected Earnings Reports

This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change.

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 9 a.m.: BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Saturday. Source: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UBS Warburg. Forecast: n.a. Previous: -1.2%.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Redbook Retail Average for the month through Saturday, vs. October. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: n.a. Previous: +0.2%.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Treasury refunding. Source: Bureau of the Public Debt. The Treasury announces the results of its five-year note auction, at which $12 billion of securities will be sold, with bids due at 1 p.m. The auction is the first leg of the quarterly refunding, which concludes on Wednesday.