Flash forward

The week ahead in business

Updated: 2013-08-16T20:06:50Z

MONDAY: Treasury securities auction.

TUESDAY: Earnings from Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Dell, Home Depot, Medtronic.

WEDNESDAY: Existing home sales; Federal Open Market Committee minutes from the latest meeting; earnings from Lowe’s, Staples, Target.

THURSDAY: Initial jobless claims; leading economic indicators; Bloomberg consumer comfort index; Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank manufacturing index; earnings from Buckle, Dollar Tree, Gap, Sears, Stein Mart.

FRIDAY: New home sales.

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