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On Tap Today: Earnings, Quiet Period Expirations Close Out the Week

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It's Friday, which means the pace of earnings announcements slows. But don't worry, earnings fans -- it doesn't stop.

Companies posting third-quarter results today include Old Economy names

Merck

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,

USX-U.S. Steel Group

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and

Eastman Chemical

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.

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.

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

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Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

10/20/00

Cosine Communications

(COSN:Nasdaq)

Goldman Sachs

10/20/00

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering

(ASX:NYSE)

Goldman Sachs