Less than 24 hours before the FOMC meeting, the Fed reports industrial production and capacity utilization numbers.

Off-season earnings specials today include

Lowe's

(LOW) - Get Report

,

Toys R Us

(TOY)

and more.

In the Big Apple, the

Banc of America Securities

Growth Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment Conference heads into high gear. Featured speakers include

America Online's

(AOL)

Bob Pittman and

Viacom's

(VIA) - Get Report

Mel Karmazin.

And

Agilent Technologies

(A) - Get Report

is the standout on a big list of lockup expirations.

Expected Earnings Reports

(

This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change. The full week's earnings calendar is published separately.

)

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

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

TSC's

Economic Databank.

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  • 9:15 a.m.:Industrial production for April. Source: Federal Reserve. Forecast: +0.7%-P. Previous: +0.3%. (P: preliminary) Capacity utilization: Forecast: 81.7%-P. Previous: 81.4%.
  • 1 p.m.:Housing market index for May. Source: National Association of Home Builders. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 62.

Conferences and Meetings

Banc of America Securities

Growth Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment Conference,

St. Regis Hotel

, New York. First of three days. Companies presenting (times Eastern):

IPO Lockups Expiring

(TheStreet.com's

Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's

ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on lockup expirations every week. For more on lockups and why they matter, check out Holmes' primer on the subject. The full current lockup list is published separately.

)

Lockup End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

5/15/00

Agilent Technologies

(A:NYSE)

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

5/15/00

Alaska Communications Systems Group

(ALSK:Nasdaq)

Goldman Sachs

5/15/00

iManage

(IMAN:Nasdaq)

Robertson Stephens

5/15/00

MetaSolv Software

(MSLV:Nasdaq)

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

5/15/00

Rainmaker Systems

(RMKR:Nasdaq)

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

5/15/00

Retek

(RETK:Nasdaq)

Credit Suisse First Boston

5/15/00

Symyx Technologies

(SMMX:Nasdaq)

Credit Suisse First Boston

5/15/00

Web Street

(WEBS:Nasdaq)

Fahnestock

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

(TheStreet.com's

Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's

ipoPros.com subsidiary, keeps a close eye on quiet-period expirations every week. For more on quiet periods and why they matter, check out Holmes' primer on the subject.

)

Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

5/15/00

Embarcadero Technologies

(EMBT:Nasdaq)

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

5/15/00

PEC Solutions

(PECS:Nasdaq)

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

5/15/00

Rockford

(ROFO:Nasdaq)

Dain Rauscher Wessels