The earnings calendar for Thursday will be busy both early and late, but one name is likely to dominate the conversation before, during and after the session -- Google ( GOOG).

The Internet search juggernaut will post its numbers following the close, and analysts are looking for earnings of $3.78 a share on revenue of more than $2.9 billion.

Along with Google's report, other important tech names also will be out after regular trading concludes, including chip outfits Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD), PMC-Sierra ( PMCS) and Xilinx ( XLNX), along with memory seller SanDisk ( SNDK).

On the early side, quarterly results are due from Bank of America ( BAC), Continental Airlines ( CAL), Eli Lilly ( LLY), Hershey ( HSY), Nokia ( NOK), Pfizer ( PFE) and SAP ( SAP), among others.

Elsewhere, the economic calendar should be pretty manageable, with only weekly initial jobless claims, the leading indicators for September, and the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank's survey of manufacturing activity in the mid-Atlantic region expected.

On TheStreet.com, we'll start the day with earnings previews on two of the biggest tech names, as senior writers Vishesh Kumar and Alexei Oreskovic tell you what to watch for when Google and AMD break.

Also, contributing writer Scott Rothbort will explain the biggest risks of short-selling and how to avoid them, and money-saving expert Jeffrey Strain will fill you in on the best ways to purchase the music you love legally and on the cheap.

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