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Monday, March 9
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Tuesday, March 10
8:30 a.m. Bernanke speech Federal Reserve The Fed chairman speaks to Council on Foreign Relations on the topic: Financial Reform to Address Systemic Risk
9 a.m. ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot for the week ended March 7 International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS +0.2% n.a. -0.6% -0.6%
9 a.m. Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for the week ended March 7, vs. February Redbook Research -1.4% n.a. -0.2% -0.2%*
Wednesday, March 11
9 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended March 6 -- Market Composite Index Mortgage Bankers Association 723.4 n.a. 649.7 649.7
Purchase Index 253.3 n.a. 236.4 236.4
9 a.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended March 8 ABC News and Washington Post -48 n.a. -49 -49
2 p.m. Federal budget for February FY '09 Treasury Department -$192.8B -$205.0B -$175.6B -$175.6B (February FY '08)
Thursday, March 12
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended March 7 Labor Department +654,000 +640,000 +645,000 +639,000
Four-week average +650,000 n.a. +643,000 +642,000
8:30 a.m. Retail sales for February Census Bureau -0.1% -0.4% +1.8% +1.0%
Ex-autos +0.7% -0.2% +1.6% +0.9%
10 a.m. Business inventories for January Census Bureau -1.1% -1.1% -1.6% -1.3%
Friday, March 13
8:30 a.m. Import Price Index for February Labor Department -0.2% n.a. -1.2% -1.1%
Export Price Index -0.1% n.a. +0.5% +0.5%
8:30 a.m. International trade for January Commerce Department -$36.0B -$38.2B -$36.0B -$39.9B
10 a.m. Consumer Sentiment Index for March -- preliminary University of Michigan 56.6 56.3 56.3 56.3
10:30 a.m. Weekly Leading Index for the week ended March 6 Economic Cycle Research Institute -24.1% n.a. -24.2% -24.1%
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