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The week ahead in business

MONDAY:

Retail sales; business inventories; Treasury securities sale; earnings from Cintas, Citigroup, Google, J.B. Hunt Transport

TUESDAY:

Consumer price index; industrial production; earnings from Goldman Sachs, Johnson Johnson, Coca-Cola Co

WEDNESDAY:

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks; Federal Reserve Beige Book released; housing starts; earnings from Bank of America, eBay, Intel, IBM, Mattel, U.S. Bancorp

THURSDAY:

Initial jobless claims; Bloomberg consumer comfort index; leading economic indicators; earnings from AMR, KeyCorp, Microsoft, Union Pacific, UnitedHealth

FRIDAY:

Earnings from General Electric, Honeywell, Kansas City Southern, State Street, VF

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