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The day ahead: Wednesday

November 17, 2009

Consumer prices are forecast to have risen 0.2 percent in October, unchanged from the mild rise seen in September. Housing starts are expected to edge higher.

Graphic: Iran’s nuclear program

November 17, 2009

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The day ahead: Tuesday

November 16, 2009

Home Depot reports quarterly earnings. The top home improvement chain has been banking on a slow-but-steady growth strategy and cost cuts to fight lackluster demand for big-ticket remodeling projects.

The day ahead: Friday

November 12, 2009

JC Penney reports quarterly results, with investors primed for the department store operator to beat estimates as its rivals Macy’s and Kohl’s did earlier in the week.

The day ahead: Thursday

November 11, 2009

Wal-Mart sales numbers will hold the spotlight along with results from Walt Disney and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Highlights:

The day ahead: Wednesday

November 10, 2009

At the Reuters Health Summit expect exclusive interviews from the CEO’s of Pfizer, Humana and Novo Nordisk.

The day ahead: Tuesday

November 9, 2009

At the Reuters Health Summit expect exclusive interviews with Merck CEO Richard Clark, AstraZeneca CEO David Brennan and Tenet CEO Trevor Fetter.

Escape to the West

By Reuters Staff
November 6, 2009

By Evelyn Selig

I was 10 years old and living with my parents in East Berlin, when on the morning of August 13, 1961 we received news that the border between East and West Berlin was closed. At that time my father was working in West Berlin, in the French Section. (The Berlin we were living in after the war was actually divided into 4 sections – the American, French and British in the West and the Russian Section in the East).

The day ahead: Friday

November 5, 2009

Employers likely cut payrolls by the least amount in 14 months in October, as the economy’s revival boosted optimism, but the jobless rate is seen touching a fresh 26-year high.

The Day Ahead: Thursday

November 4, 2009

Sales results will pour in from a wide range of chain retailers, while investors who bought media shares on hopes for an ad comeback will look to CBS for guidance.