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The week ahead: Reports will offer more clues on the health of the economy

MONDAY: Treasury securities auction, earnings from Casey’s General Stores.

TUESDAY: Wholesale trade, earnings from Barnes & Noble.

WEDNESDAY: Earnings from Ferrellgas Partners LP.

THURSDAY: Initial jobless claims, Bloomberg consumer confidence index, import and export prices, business inventories, retail sales.

FRIDAY: Producer price index, consumer sentiment.