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THIS WEEK

Major business events and economic events scheduled for the coming week (some dates are tentative):

MONDAY:

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama meets with governors, who are attending the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, and plans a “fiscal responsibility summit” on questions of entitlement overhaul and long-term budget deficits

TUESDAY:

NEW YORK — The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK — Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller releases its December and fourth-quarter index of home prices, 9 a.m.

LAS VEGAS — Wynn Resorts Ltd. releases fourth-quarter financial results.

WEDNESDAY:

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for January, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY:

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases durable goods for January,

8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for January, 10 a.m.; House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the proposed Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger; Paul Volcker, chairman of the president’s Economic Advisory Board, testifies about the economy before the Joint Economic Committee; House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Internal Revenue Service help for taxpayers during the economic crisis.

FRIDAY:

WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

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