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This Week's Datebook

January 26, 2004|From Times Wire Services

Here are some of the key upcoming business and economic events.

Monday

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

* Treasury bill auction.

* Congressional Budget Office releases 10-year budget forecast.

* Among those reporting quarterly results: American Express Co., Hilton Hotels Corp., Kimberly Clark Corp., McDonald's Corp., Schering-Plough Corp., Texas Instruments Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc..

Tuesday

* The Conference Board releases results of its monthly survey on consumer confidence.

* Federal Open Market Committee begins a two-day meeting to discuss interest rates, through Jan. 28.

* Senate Governmental Affairs holds hearing on mutual fund scandals.

* Amazon.com Inc., Caterpillar Inc., DuPont & Co., Kraft Foods Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp., Merck & Co., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and Xerox Corp. release quarterly reports.

Wednesday

* Commerce Department reports on durable goods orders and new-home sales for December.

* Federal Open Market Committee meets to discuss interest rates. Decision will be announced at 11:15 a.m.

* Among those issuing quarterly reports: Altria Group Inc., ConocoPhillips Co., Hershey Foods Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. and Time Warner Inc.

Thursday

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

* Freddie Mac reports on mortgage rates.

* Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on mutual fund scandals.

* Among those reporting quarterly results: Black & Decker Corp., Boeing Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Eli Lilly & Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Gateway Inc., Halliburton Co., JetBlue Airways Corp., Kellogg Co., Maytag Corp., Nortel Networks Corp., Sears, Roebuck & Co., United Parcel Service Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc.

Friday

* Commerce Department reports on gross domestic product, third quarter, advance.

* The University of Michigan's final reading on consumer sentiment in January.

* Among those reporting quarterly results: Archer Daniels Midland Co., Beckman Coulter Inc., ChevronTexaco Corp. and Wendy's International Inc.

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