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On Tap Today: National Semi Reports, Initial Claims Released

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National Semiconductor (NSM) steps up to the plate to report its second-quarter earnings.

On the economic front, investors anticipate today's

initial jobless claims report. Last week, claims rose to 358,000, the highest since July 1998 and up from 339,000 the previous week.

Expected Earnings Reports

This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change.

Economic Data


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  • 8:30 a.m.: Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended Saturday. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: n.a.. Previous: 358,000. Four-week average: Forecast: n.a. Previous: 343,000.
  • 11 a.m.: Treasury buyback. Source: Treasury Department. The Treasury buys securities specified yesterday from dealers.

Speeches & Testimony

  • The Security and Exchange Commission's Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, David Martin, addresses Glasser LegalWorks in New York, N.Y.
  • The SEC's General Counsel, David Becker, addresses the Tax-Exempt Bonds Institute in Washington, D.C.