On Tap Today: Enjoy the Smorgasbord

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A smorgasbord of earnings announcements, lockup expirations and economic reports heat up the marketplace today.

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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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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  • 9 a.m.:BTM/Schroder Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended March 25. Source: Schroder. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.1%.
  • 10 a.m.:Consumer Confidence Index for March. Source: Conference Board. Forecast: 140.7. Previous: 141.8.
  • 10:30 a.m.:Redbook Retail Average for the month through March 25 vs. February. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: N/A. Previous: -0.1%.

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.)

Lockup End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

3/28/00

Acme Communications

(ACME:Nasdaq)

Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown

3/28/00

Golden Telecom

(GLDN:Nasdaq)

Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown