From Reuters.com

The day ahead: Thursday

December 2, 2009

When U.S. retail chains report November sales, investors will learn whether they have gone far enough to protect profits against a weak start to the holiday shopping season.

The day ahead: Friday

August 20, 2009

Existing home sales data and a speech from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will hold the spotlight on Friday.

The day ahead: Thursday

August 19, 2009

Investors’ attention will turn to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as policy-makers from around the world gather to talk about how to prevent another global financial crisis. Results from Gap and Sears are also expected.