Flash forward

The week ahead in business

Updated: 2013-08-30T15:26:01Z

MONDAY: U.S. financial markets are closed for the Labor Day holiday.

TUESDAY: Treasury securities auction, August motor vehicle sales, construction spending.

WEDNESDAY: H&R Block earnings, international trade, Federal Reserve releases Beige Book report on regional economy.

THURSDAY: Chain store sales, initial jobless claims, factory orders, ADP employment report, Bloomberg consumer comfort index.

FRIDAY: August unemployment report, earnings from Smithfield Foods.

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