Catch a glimpse into emerging multimedia systems. Topics to be covered at the 3rd Annual IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia include multichannel, multimodal media processing and distributed signal processing. It's planned for Dec. 16-18 in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Micron Technology makes semiconductor chips. It's expected to report a first-quarter loss of 23 cents a share.
Red Hat develops open-source software and is a Linux provider. The company is expected to break even in the third quarter.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
Oracle is a database and applications software maker. It's expected to report a second-quarter profit of 8 cents a share.
Palm is a handheld device maker. The company is expected to report a second-quarter loss of 17 cents a share.
Riverstone Networks makes routers. It's expected to report a third-quarter loss of 16 cents a share.
Thursday, Dec. 19
3Com is a networking company. The company is expected to report a second-quarter loss of 3 cents a share.
Texas Industries is a semiconductor company. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 3 cents a share.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
Consumer Price Index is one of most significant measures of inflation, monitoring the decline or fall of the price of a fixed basket of consumer goods and services. November growth is expected to drop to 0.2 percent from 0.3 percent in the prior period.
Housing Starts is the total of new home construction projects. The November number is expected to grow to 1.69 million, from 1.60 million the previous month.
Industrial Production measures the total output of U.S. factories, mines and utilities. November growth is expected to rise to 0.2 percent, from a negative 0.8 percent the previous month.
Thursday, Dec. 19
Leading Economic Indicators summarizes previously reported totals such as building permits and unemployment claims. It's expected to rise to 0.3 percent for November, compared with flat results the previous month.
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