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Headlining this week's events is the Consumer Price Index ( definition | chart | source ), which will be released Wednesday. The CPI is yet another piece of information that helps market players to figure out the interest-rate puzzle.

Today, Wall Street once again raises the earnings banner. Companies reporting today include retail outfits

Dillard's

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and

Toys 'R' Us

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. As slower sales have

hammered retail stocks in recent weeks, investors will take a careful look at these earnings to see how they measure up.

Also reporting today is data storage concern

Network Appliance

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. Last quarter, the company -- whose products store vast amounts of digital info -- reported a 120% jump in revenue.

Plus:

Choice One Communications'

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Expected Earnings Reports

This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change. The full week's earnings calendar is published separately.

Economic Data

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Forecasts are from

Reuters

. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see

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Economic Databank.

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  • 8:30 a.m.: Business inventories for June. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: N/A. Previous: +0.8%.

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