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Posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of May 19-25. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT):

SUNDAY: No events of note.

MONDAY: No events of note.

TUESDAY: No events of note.

WEDNESDAY: National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from April interest-rate meeting.

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for April, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY: Commerce Department releases durable goods for April, 8:30 a.m.

SATURDAY: No events of note.

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SUNDAY, May 19

No events of note.

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MONDAY, May 20

Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Middle East and Africa, through May 27.

Washington — President Barack Obama meets with Myanmar's president, Thein Sein.

Washington — Supreme Court issues orders.

Washington — National Geographic Bee, through May 22.

Washington — House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on premiums under the new health care law.

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TUESDAY, May 21

Washington — Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Services and the increased scrutiny of certain tax-exempt groups.

Washington — Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on the prospects for Afghanistan's 2014 elections.

Washington — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on natural gas demand.

Washington — Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on companies' offshore-shifting of profits.

Washington — House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Medicare.

Washington — House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on passenger railroads.

Washington — House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee hearing on human exploration to Mars and beyond.

Best Buy Co. Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

The Home Depot Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

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WEDNESDAY, May 22

Washington — President Barack Obama hosts a White House concert honoring singer-songwriter Carole King, recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Washington — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies about the economy before the Joint Economic Committee.

Washington — House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service.

Washington — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Anthony Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to be transportation secretary.

Tokyo — Japan releases monthly trade figures for April.

Hewlett-Packard Co. reports quarterly financial results.

Lowe's Cos. Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Target Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

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THURSDAY, May 23

Washington — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Penny Pritzker to be commerce secretary.

Washington — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases its forecast for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.

Washington — Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S-European Union economic ties.

The Gap Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Ralph Lauren Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Sears Holdings Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

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FRIDAY, May 24

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Berlin — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

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SATURDAY, May 25

No events of note.

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