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PREVIEW / Oct. 27 -- Nov. 2

This Week's Datebook

October 27, 2003|From Associated Press

Here are the key business events and economic events scheduled for the week.

Today:

* National Assn. of Realtors reports on existing-home sales for September.

* Commerce Department reports on new-home sales for September.

* Treasury bill auction.

* Procter & Gamble Co. releases first-quarter earnings.

* American Express Co. releases third-quarter earnings.

Tuesday:

* Federal Open Market Committee meets to discuss interest rates.

* Commerce Department reports on durable-goods orders for September.

* The Conference Board reports on consumer confidence for October.

* Avon Products Co., BP, Lockheed Martin Corp., RJR Tobacco Holdings Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. release third-quarter earnings.

Wednesday:

* Boeing Co., ConocoPhillips, Halliburton Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. release third-quarter earnings.

Thursday:

* Commerce Department reports on gross domestic product.

* Labor Department reports on employment cost index, and weekly jobless claims.

* Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, reports on mortgage rates.

* Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

* Aetna Inc., Comcast Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. release third-quarter earnings.

Friday:

* Commerce Department reports on personal income and spending for September.

* House Ways and Means Committee hearing on China's role in the global economy and its progress in meeting new trade commitments.

* ChevronTexaco Corp. releases third-quarter earnings.

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