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Traders will be treated to a host of economic and earnings reports Thursday, with data and numbers starting before the opening bell and stretching past the close.

The economic lineup will be led by the final gross domestic product for the third quarter from the Commerce Department. Also scheduled are weekly initial jobless claims from the Labor Department, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's monthly index and the Conference Board's leading economic indicators.

Delivering earnings reports are

Bear Stearns

( BSC),

FedEx

(FDX)

,

Research In Motion

( RIMM) and

Micron

(MU)

.

Results from

Tibco

(TIBX)

,

Pier 1

(PIR)

,

ConAgra

(CAG)

and

Discover

(DFS)

also are expected.

On

TheStreet.com

, Nat Worden will provide an update on whether the writers' strike is affecting the stocks of media companies like

Viacom

(VIA)

,

News Corp.

(NWS)

and

CBS

(CBS)

.

Also, David Peltier will take a look at

Darden Restaurants

(DRI)

and let you know whether you should consider buying it.