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Monday, Jan. 28

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on durable goods orders in December. Economists expect a rise of 2 per cent.

Companies reporting:

Alarmforce Industries Inc.

Caterpillar Inc.

Yahoo Inc.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

The S&P Case-Shiller U.S. home price index for November is published. Economists expect a rise of 5.5 per cent.

The U.S. Conference Board issues its consumer confidence index. Economists expect a reading of 64.

Companies reporting:

Amazon.com Inc.

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.

Corning Inc.

D.R. Horton Inc.

Ford Motor Co.

Harley-Davidson Inc.

International Paper Co.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV

Lenovo Group Inc.

LG Electronics Inc.

Metro Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Tyco International Ltd.

United States Steel Corp.

Valero Energy Corp.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board makes its interest rate announcement. Economists expect the benchmark rate to remain unchanged at 0.25 per cent.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on the gross domestic product in the fourth quarter. Economists expect annualized growth of 1.2 per cent.

Companies reporting:

AGF Management Ltd.

Boeing Co.

CGI Group Inc.

ConocoPhillips Co.

Exco Technologies Ltd.

Facebook Inc.

Fiat SpA

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB

JDS Uniphase Corp.

Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Murphy Oil Corp.

Northrop Grumman Corp.

Qualcomm Inc.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Statistics Canada reports on the gross domestic production in November. Economists expect annual growth of 1.4 per cent.

Statscan reports on the raw materials price index and industiral product prices in December. Economists expect raw material prices to rise by 0.2 per cent, and industrial product prices to remain flat.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on personal income and spending in December. Economists expect increases of 0.8 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively.

Companies reporting:

Altria Group Inc.

Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Deutsche Bank AG

Diageo PLC

Dow Chemical Co.

Honda Motor Co. Ltd.

Imperial Oil Ltd.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA

MasterCard Inc.

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.

Norbord Inc.

Occidental Petroleum Corp.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Tembec Inc.

Hershey Co.

Time Warner Cable Inc.

United Parcel Service Inc.

Viacom Inc.

Friday, Feb. 1

The U.S. Labour Department publishes its jobs report for January. Economists expect the jobless rate to remain unchanged at 7.8 per cent, and non-farm payrolls to grow by 160,000 jobs.

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management issues its manufacturing index for January. Economists expect a reading of 50.5.

Companies reporting:

Brookfield Office Properties Inc.

Chevron Corp.

Domtar Corp.

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Mattel Inc.

Tyson Foods Inc.

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