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On Tap Today: Super Tuesday Arrives With No Primaries, Just Earnings

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Super Tuesday: Every earnings season has one, and today's the day.

Software maker

Computer Associates

(CA) - Get Report

and boxmaker

Compaq

(CPQ)

step up to the plate. Ahead of their earnings releases, CA fell 2.8% and Compaq decreased 3.3%.

Plus: Chipmaker

LSI Logic

(LSI) - Get Report

, networking company

Nortel Networks

(NT)

and many more share results.

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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.

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 Weekly U.S. Retail Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Saturday. Source: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.5%.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Redbook Retail Average for the month through Saturday, vs. September. Source: LJR Redbook. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.8%.

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

TheStreet.com's

IPO data section.

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