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The week ahead in business

Business events scheduled for the coming week:

MONDAY

WASHINGTON -- National Association of Realtors releases existing-home sales for February.

Earnings reports: Full House Resorts, Lifelock, Mattress Firm

TUESDAY

BERLIN -- Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business-confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

Earnings reports: Krispy Kreme, Nike

WEDNESDAY

WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases new-home sales for February.

Earnings reports: General Mills

THURSDAY

WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. Commerce Department releases durable goods for February. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.

Earnings reports: Carnival, Fred's, GameStop, Winnebago

FRIDAY

WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product.

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