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AOL is scheduled to present at the Salomon Smith Barney media and telecom conference in Palm Springs.
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With the $174 billion

America Online

(AOL)

takeover of

Time Warner

(TWX)

still fresh in Wall Street's giddy collective mind, the Internet's next-biggest bellwether gets ready to report earnings after the close.

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

leads an earnings slate that also includes

International Paper

(IP) - Get Report

and

Seagate

(SEG)

.

Speaking of AOL, the company is among the heavy hitters scheduled to do some speaking of their own at the

Salomon Smith Barney

media and telecom conference in Palm Springs, Calif.

Expected Earnings Reports

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This table includes earnings expectations for 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 Jan. 8. Source: Schroder. Previous: +0.4%.
  • 10:30 a.m.:Redbook Retail Average for the month through Jan. 1, vs. November. Source: LJR Redbook. Previous: +1.8%.

Conferences and Meetings

Salomon Smith Barney Telecommunications and Media Conference

, Palm Springs, Calif. Concludes Thursday. Scheduled to present today:

Chase H&Q Healthcare Conference

, San Francisco. Concludes Thursday.

Needham Growth Conference

, New York. Concludes Thursday.

IPO Lockups Expiring

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As compiled by ipoPros.com.

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  • Audible Software (ADBL) , 4 million shares priced July 16 at $9 each. Underwriter: Credit Suisse First Boston. Monday close: up 1 7/16 to 16 1/8.
  • Paradyne Networks (PDYN) , 6 million shares priced July 15 at $17 each. Underwriter: Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette. Monday close: up 2 1/8 to 28 5/8.
  • Ravisent Technologies (RVST) , 5 million shares priced July 16 at $12 each. Underwriter: Bear Stearns. Monday close: down 3 1/8 to 30 1/2.

IPO Quiet Periods Expiring

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As compiled by ipoPros.com.

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  • C-Bridge Internet Solutions (CBIS) , 4 million shares priced Dec. 16 at $16 each. Underwriter: Robertson Stephens. Monday close: down 1 1/8 to 41 7/8.
  • Egreetings Networks (EGRT) , 6 million shares priced Dec. 17 at $10 each. Underwriter: Credit Suisse First Boston. Monday close: up 3/8 to 11.
  • OnDisplay (ONDS) , 3.5 million shares priced Dec. 17 at $28 each. Underwriter: Robertson Stephens. Monday close: down 1 1/8 to 91.
  • TrueTime (TRUE) - Get Report, 3 million shares priced Dec. 17 at $5 each. Underwriter: C.E. Unterberg Towbin. Monday close: up 1 1/4 to 13 1/16.