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The week ahead in business

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week:

MONDAY

WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for February. National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for February.

TUESDAY

WASHINGTON -- Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for January. Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for March.

Earnings reports: American Eagle, Sonic

WEDNESDAY

Earnings reports: Carnival Corp., EF Hutton

THURSDAY

WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.

BERLIN -- Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases March unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy

FRIDAY

WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases employment data for March. Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March. Commerce Department releases construction spending for February.

DETROIT -- Automakers release vehicle sales for March.

-- Staff and wire reports

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