Wall Street's collective breath will be bated today ahead of earnings reports from

Dell

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and

MCI WorldCom

(WCOM)

. Although the age of the true bellwether is pretty clearly over, strong numbers from major technology companies never hurt the long side of the market.

Elsewhere,

Microsoft

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CEO Steve Ballmer addresses the penultimate day of the

Goldman Sachs Technology Investment Symposium

, with

Amazon.com

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and others set to present.

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.

)

* Possibly reporting

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

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

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 8:30 a.m.:Initial jobless claims for the week ended Feb. 5. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 274,000 (four-week average: 282,000).

Conferences and Meetings

Goldman Sachs Technology Investment Symposium

,

La Quinta Resort & Club

, La Quinta, Calif. Fourth of five days. Presenting today (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 week's lockup expiration calendar is published separately.

)

Lockup End

Deal Name

Symbol

Released

Outstanding

Lead Underwriter

2/10/00

Appnet Systems

(APNT:Nasdaq)

15,000,000

32,497,027

Credit Suisse First Boston

2/10/00

Hotjobs.com

(HOTJ:Nasdaq)

17,875,000

30,848,419

Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown

Treasury Auctions

  • 1:30 p.m.: The Treasury Department announces the results of its 30-year bond auction, at which $10 billion of securities will be sold, with bids due at 1 p.m. The auction concludes the quarterly refunding.