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Monday, March 30
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Tuesday, March 31
9 a.m. ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot for the week ended March 28 International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS +1.1% n.a. -0.4% -0.4%
9 a.m. Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for the week ended March 28, vs. February Redbook Research -0.6% n.a. +0.2% +0.2%*
9 a.m. Consumer Confidence Index for March Conference Board 26.0 28.0 25.3 25.0
10 a.m. Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index for March National Association of Purchasing Management -- Chicago 31.4 34.4 34.2 34.2
Wednesday, April 1
9 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended March 27 -- Market Composite Index Mortgage Bankers Association 1194.4 n.a. 1159.4 1159.4
Purchase Index 268.0 n.a. 267.8 267.8
9 a.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended March 29 ABC News and Washington Post unchgd. n.a. -49 -49
10 a.m. Construction spending for February Census Bureau -0.9% -1.6% -3.5% -3.3%
10 a.m. ISM Index - Manufacturing for March Institute for Supply Management 36.3 36.0 35.8 35.8
Thursday, April 2
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended March 28 Labor Department +669,000 +653,000 +657,000 +652,000
Four-week average +657,000 n.a. +560,000 +649,000
10 a.m. Factory orders for February Census Bureau +1.8% -0.3% -3.5% -1.9%
Friday, April 3
8:30 a.m. Nonfarm payrolls for March Labor Department -663,000 -658,000 -651,000 -651,000
Average hourly earnings +0.2% +0.2% +0.2% +0.2%
Unemployment rate +8.5% +8.5% +8.1% +8.1%
Augmented unemployment rate +11.9% n.a. +11.3% +11.3%
Pool of available workers 19M n.a. 18M 18M
10 a.m. ISM Services - Non-Manufacturing for March Institute for Supply Management 40.8 42.0 41.6 41.6
10:30 a.m. Weekly Leading Index for the week ended March 27 Economic Cycle Research Institute -22.2% n.a. -23.2% -23.2%
12 p.m. Bernanke speech Federal Reserve The Fed chairman speaks to Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Credit Markets Symposium on the topic: The Fed's Balance Sheet
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