Flash forward

The week ahead in business

Updated: 2013-12-13T21:35:09Z

MONDAY: Industrial production; productivity and costs; Treasury securities auction; earnings from Cintas.

TUESDAY: Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting begins; consumer price index.

WEDNESDAY: Housing starts; Fed chairman Ben Bernanke holds news conference after FOMC’s two-day meeting; earnings from FedEx, General Mills, Oracle.

THURSDAY: Initial jobless claims; existing home sales; earnings from ConAgra, Darden Restaurants, Nike, Pier 1 Imports.

FRIDAY: Gross domestic product; Kansas City Fed manufacturing index; earnings from BlackBerry, CarMax, Walgreen.

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