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The week ahead in business

MONDAY:

Pending home sales; Treasury security sales; earnings from Ameren, Capitol Federal, DST Systems, Inergy LP, Inergy Midstream, YRC Worldwide.

TUESDAY:

Federal Open Market Committee meeting begins; consumer confidence; earnings from Aetna, Dine Equity, Epiq Systems, Sprint, Waddell Reed.

WEDNESDAY:

FOMC meeting announcement from Fed chairman Ben Bernanke; farm prices; gross domestic product; earnings from Anheuser-Busch InBev, Crown Media Holdings, Garmin, Humana.

THURSDAY:

Initial jobless claims; auto sales; construction spending; Bloomberg comfort index; earnings from Ameristar Casinos, Exxon Mobil, NIC, Procter Gamble, Quintiles, Time Warner Cable.

FRIDAY:

July unemployment report; personal income and outlays; factory orders; earnings from CBOE Holdings.

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