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Posted on February 22, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 22 at 3:37 PM

Eds: Major scheduled events for March 2013. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Europe and the Middle East, through March 6.

Washington — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for January, 10 a.m.

Detroit — Automakers release vehicle sales for February.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 2

No events of note.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 3

No events of note.

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MONDAY, MARCH 4

Washington — Supreme Court issues orders.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 5

Washington — Supreme Court on break until March 18.

Washington — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for February, 10 a.m.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

Washington — Commerce Department releases factory orders for January, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Washington — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for January, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for January, 3 p.m.

New York — Several chain retailers release February sales comparisons.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8

Washington — Labor Department releases employment data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for January, 10 a.m.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 9

No events of note.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 10

U.S. Daylight Saving Time begins.

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MONDAY, MARCH 11

No events of note.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Washington — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for January, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for February, 2 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Washington — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for January, 10 a.m.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14

National Harbor, Md. — Conservative Political Action Conference.

Washington — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade measure for the fourth quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 15

Washington — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Washington — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases foreign holdings of U.S. debt for January, 9 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for February, 9:15 a.m.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 16

No events of note.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 17

St. Patrick's Day.

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MONDAY, MARCH 18

President Barack Obama is expected to visit the Middle East this week.

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments and issues orders.

Los Angeles — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for March, 10 a.m.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments.

Washington — Commerce Department releases housing starts for February, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments.

Washington — Interest rate decision, followed by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke press briefing.

Washington — Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement due at 12:30 p.m., economic forecast released at 2 p.m., Chairman Ben Bernanke holds press conference at 2:15 p.m.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21

Washington — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for February, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for February, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22

No events of note.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23

No events of note.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 24

No events of note.

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MONDAY, MARCH 25

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments and issues orders.

Washington — Congress on break until the week of April 8.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 26

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments.

Washington — Commerce Department releases durable goods for February, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for January, 9 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for February, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for March, 10 a.m.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments.

Washington — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for February, 10 a.m.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 28

Washington — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29

Washington — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for February, 8:30 a.m.

New York — Markets closed for Good Friday.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 30

No events of note.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 31

No events of note.

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