Technology titans flock to RealNetworks' (RNWK) - Get ReportFourth Annual Conference on Internet Media Delivery in San Jose, Calif. Companies scheduled to get real today include: Dell (DELL) - Get Report, Covad (COVD) , Digital Island (ISLD) and Cisco (CSCO) - Get Report.

Also today, results from

Costco Wholesale

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and more perk up Wall Street ears.

Finally, the financial community awaits the

House of Representatives' vote on

permanent trade relations with China.

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.


Economic Data


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


Economic Databank.


  • 7 a.m.: Mortgage Application Survey for the week ending May 19. Source: Mortgage Bankers Association. Refinancing Index: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 340.6. Purchase Index: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 304.6.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Treasury auction announcement. Source: Bureau of the Public Debt. The Treasury announces the results of its monthly two-year note auction, at which $10 billion of securities will be sold, with bids due at 1 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.:Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended May 6. Source: Money Magazine and ABC News. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 26.

Conferences and Meetings


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Fourth Annual Conference on Internet Media Delivery


San Jose Convention Center

, San Jose, Calif. First of three days (times Eastern):

  • 11:30 - 1 p.m.:Keynote address: Rob Glaser, Founder and CEO of RealNetworks.
  • 1:30 - 9 p.m.:Company presentations include: Dell (DELL) - Get Report, iXL (IIXL) , Napster, Emusic, Universal Music Group, Covad (COVD) , Thomas Weisel Partners, Goldman Sachs (GS) - Get Report, Akamai Technologies (AKAM) - Get Report, Digital Island (ISLD) , Cisco (CSCO) - Get Report, Oxygen Media and

Speeches and Testimony

  • Annette Nazareth, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Market Regulation, addresses the SIA Market Structure: 2000 and Beyond Conference in New York.


  • The House of Representatives votes on permanent trade relations with China.