Released on Thursday, the August retail sales report is this week's blockbuster event. The consumer-spending gauge will show whether the economic slowdown is for real. If the numbers come in on the weak side, as expected, Wall Street will take comfort that the pace of the economy has in fact decelerated.

But before that data is reported, a fresh set of market events captures Wall Street's attention today.

Solectron

(SLR)

, a manufacturer of electronics manufacturing services, lists its fiscal fourth-quarter results.

Plus: Investors take note of a handful of lockup and quiet period expirations.

Expected Earnings Reports

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

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 current lockup list is published separately. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out

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TheStreet.com's

IPO data section.

)

IPO Quiet Periods 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 current lockup list is published separately. For information on IPO pricings, filings and aftermarket activity, plus a calendar of upcoming IPOs, check out

TheStreet.com's

IPO data section.

)

Quiet Period End

Deal Name

Symbol

Lead Underwriter

09/11/00

ImproveNet

(IMPV:Nasdaq)

Credit Suisse First Boston

09/11/00

Loudeye Technologies

(LOUD:Nasdaq)

Robertson Stephens