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This Week's Datebook

March 22, 2004

Here are the major business and economic events scheduled for the coming week.


* Treasury bill auction.

* Carnival Corp. reports first-quarter results; Walgreen Co. reports second-quarter results.

* Senate takes up corporate tax bill.


* House considers the 2005 budget.


* European Union expected to announce details of multimillion-dollar fine and other sanctions against Microsoft Corp. for monopolistic practices.

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

* House Commerce Committee holds hearing on state of U.S. industry.


* Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks on rural economic issues.

* Senate Commerce Committee holds hearing on cable rates.

* Commerce Department reports on gross domestic product, fourth quarter, final.

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

* Labor Department reports on weekly jobless claims.

* Freddie Mac reports on mortgage rates.

* ConAgra Inc. reports third-quarter results.


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

* University of Michigan publishes final consumer sentiment survey for March

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