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November's retail sales hits the Street today. A measure of sales at retail establishments, the data nearly always moves markets.

Plus: Retailer

Bed Bath & Beyond

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and food manufacturer

General Mills

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head for the earnings spotlight today.

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Economic Data


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  • 7 a.m.: Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended Friday. Source: Mortgage Bankers Association. Refinancing Index: Forecast: n.a. Previous: 663.9. Purchase Index: Forecast: n.a. Previous: 333.8.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Retail sales for November. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: +0.1%. Previous: +0.1%. Ex-autos: Forecast: +0.3%. Previous: +0.4%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Import Price Index for November. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.3%. Previous: -0.5%. Export Price Index: Forecast: n.a. Previous: -0.1%.
  • 9 a.m.: Treasury buyback announcement. Source: Bureau of the Public Debt. The Treasury announces the details of tomorrow's reverse auction.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Saturday. Source: Money Magazine and ABC News. Forecast: n.a. Previous: 29.