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


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Computer Associates

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And watch for April

retail sales

data at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

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.


Conferences and Meetings

Chase H&Q Technology Conference


Westin St. Francis Hotel

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

Economic Data


Forecasts are from


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


Economic Databank.


  • 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


Ben Holmes, who heads

TSC's 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


Lead Underwriter


Dag Media


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.