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Monday, October 20
10 a.m. Leading economic indicators for September Conference Board +0.3% -0.1% -0.9% -0.5%
10 a.m. Bernanke speech Federal Reserve The Fed chairman speaks to House Committee on Budget on the topic: Economic Outlook and the financial markets
Tuesday, October 21
9 a.m. ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot for the week ended October 18 International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS -1.6% n.a. +0.7% +0.7%
9 a.m. Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for the week ended October 18, vs. September Redbook Research +0.8% n.a. -1.1% -1.2%*
Wednesday, October 22
9 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended October 17 -- Market Composite Index Mortgage Bankers Association 408.1 n.a. 489.3 489.3
Purchase Index 279.3 n.a. 313.5 313.5
9 a.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended October 19 ABC News and Washington Post -50 n.a. -48 -48
Thursday, October 23
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended October 18 Labor Department +478,000 +465,000 +463,000 +461,000
Four-week average +480,000 n.a. +485,000 +483,000
Friday, October 24
10 a.m. Existing Home Sales for September National Association of Realtors 5.18M 4.95M 4.91M 4.91M
10:30 a.m. Weekly Leading Index for the week ended October 17 Economic Cycle Research Institute -19.3% n.a. -17.1% -17.1%
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*Month through previous Saturday, vs. prior month
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