The week ahead: Wal-Mart earnings are due out Thursday

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MONDAY: Treasury securities auction; earnings from Jack Henry.

TUESDAY: NFIB small business optimism index.

WEDNESDAY: Retail sales; business inventories; earnings from Cisco, Deere & Co.

THURSDAY: Initial jobless claims; import and export prices; earnings from Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Wal-Mart.

FRIDAY: Consumer sentiment; industrial production.

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