The Chase Hambrecht & Quist conference comes to a close today. But before it's over, PeopleSoft (PSFT) , DoubleClick (DCLK) , i2 Technologies (ITWO) , Ariba (ARBA) and more will have their say.

Companies in the earnings spotlight today include

Dell

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and

Computer Associates

(CA) - Get Report

.

And watch for April

retail sales

data at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

Expected Earnings Reports

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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.

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Conferences and Meetings

Chase H&Q Technology Conference

,

Westin St. Francis Hotel

, San Francisco. Last of four days. Companies presenting (times Eastern):

Economic Data

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Forecasts are from

Reuters

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

TSC's

Economic Databank.

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  • 8:30 a.m.:Initial jobless claims for the week ended April 29. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: 288,000. Previous: 303,000 Four-week average: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 277,500.
  • 8:30 a.m.:Retail sales for April. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: +0.4%. Previous: +0.4%. Ex-autos: Forecast: +0.3%. Previous: +1.4%
  • 8:30 a.m.:Import Price Index for April. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: -0.3%. Previous: +0.3%. Export Price Index: Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.4%.

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.

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Lockup End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

5/11/00

Dag Media

(DAGM:Nasdaq)

Paulson Investments

Speeches and Testimony

  • 8:30 a.m.: Richard Walker, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement, addresses the ALI-ABA Securities Litigation Conference in Boston.