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The week ahead in business, April 25-29

MONDAY

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

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

Earnings reports: Express Scripts, Halliburton, Xerox

TUESDAY

WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases durable goods for March. Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February. The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April. Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

Earnings reports: Aflac, Apple, AT&T, Boyd Gaming, Buffalo Wild Wings, Capitol One, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Coach, DuPont, eBay, Fiat Chrysler, Hershey, Jetblue Airways, Lockheed Martin, Office Depot, Procter & Gamble, Simon Property, Twitter, US Steel, Wynn Resorts

WEDNESDAY

WASHINGTON -- National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for March. Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates, release statement.

Earnings reports: Anthem, Boeing, Comcast, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Facebook, International Paper, La Quinta, Lumber Liquidators, Marriott, Northrop Grumman, O'Reilly Automotive, Ocwen Financial, Peoples Financial, Six Flags Entertainment

THURSDAY

WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.

MADRID -- National Statistics Institute releases first-quarter unemployment figures.

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

Earnings reports: ADT, Aetna, Amazon, Carters, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Columbia Sportswear, Domino's Pizza, Dunkin' Brands, Expedia, Ford, LinkedIn, Marathon Petroleum, Penn National Gaming, Ruth's Hospitality, United Parcel Service, Waste Management, West Marine

FRIDAY

WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases the first-quarter employment cost index. Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for March.

MADRID -- National Statistics Institute releases first-quarter economic growth figures.

Earnings reports: Aaron's, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Hancock Fabrics, Tuesday Morning

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