Personal Finance

The week ahead: Retailers report on the bottom line

MONDAY: Treasury securites auction.

TUESDAY: Housing starts; consumer price index; earnings from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Home Depot.

WEDNESDAY: Meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee; earnings from Hewlett-Packard, Lowe’s, Target.

THURSDAY: Initial jobless claims; existing home sales; leading economic indicators; earnings from Buckle, Dollar Tree, Gap, Sears.

FRIDAY: Earnings from Foot Locker.