The Week Ahead

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March 27, 2005

A weekly briefing on the economic calendar

Event of the week

The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the unemployment rate and payroll numbers for March on Friday. Unemployment was 5.4 percent in February, and the consensus estimate on is for it to drop to 5.3 percent.


Earnings reports: Brookstone, Walgreen


Consumer confidence for March

Earnings reports: Apollo Group, Micron Technology


Final fourth-quarter gross domestic product numbers

Earnings reports: Best Buy, Carmax Group, Circuit City, Ruby Tuesday


Personal income and spending for February; factory orders for February; Chicago purchasing managers index for March

Earnings reports: A.G. Edwards, Cognos, Red Hat


Auto and truck sales for March; construction spending for February; revised University of Michigan consumer sentiment report for March

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