March 2 — 8 Monday • Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates kicks off a weeklong conference in Seattle focused on his company's SharePoint...

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Monday

• Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates kicks off a weeklong conference in Seattle focused on his company’s SharePoint business software for collaboration, enterprise search and business intelligence.

Tuesday

• Clearwire reports its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results before the market opens. An 8 a.m. conference call to discuss the results will be accessible by calling 888-680-0892, passcode 78850119, and will be webcast live at http://investors.clearwire.com.

• The big thinkers in Microsoft’s research division hold a science fair for journalists in Redmond. Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer, will highlight the event.

Wednesday

• Puget Sound area home sales numbers for February are released by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

• Microsoft hosts its third Mix conference for Web developers and designers in Las Vegas. Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie is scheduled to give a keynote speech, a rare public appearance for this top exec.

• Costco Wholesale releases its second-quarter financial results. An 8 a.m. conference call with analysts will be webcast live at www.costco.com, Investor Relations section.

• Sonus Pharmaceutical will discuss its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results in a 1:30 p.m. conference call. It will be accessible at 800-240-4186.

Thursday

• Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage at Microsoft’s Mix conference in Las Vegas for a Q&A session with Guy Kawasaki, the famous Apple employee once tasked with reinvigorating the cult of Mac. He’s now a VC with Garage Technology Ventures.

• CombiMatrix will release its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results after the market closes. A 1:30 p.m. conference call to discuss the results is accessible at 800-704-9804, passcode 329443#, and will be webcast live at www.combimatrix.com, Investor section.

• Microvision will discuss its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results in a 1:30 p.m. conference call. It’s accessible at 888-680-0890, passcode 81048429, and will be webcast at www.microvision.com.

• Northstar Neuroscience will release fourth-quarter and full-year financial results after the market closes. A 1:30 p.m. conference call to discuss the results is accessible at 866-271-5140, passcode 63260190, and will be webcast live at www.northstarneuro.com, Investor Relations section.