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Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty listens to a question during a news conference at Fire Station 81 in Stittsville, Ont., March 22, 2012. (CHRIS WATTIE/Chris Wattie/Reuters)
Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty listens to a question during a news conference at Fire Station 81 in Stittsville, Ont., March 22, 2012. (CHRIS WATTIE/Chris Wattie/Reuters)

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Monday, March 26

The U.S. National Association of Realtors reports on pending home sales in February. Economists expect a gain of 0.9 per cent from the previous month.

Companies reporting:

Oracle Corp.

Apollo Group Inc.

Cal-Maine Foods Inc.

Genivar Inc.



Tuesday, March 27

The Province of Ontario and the Province of New Brunswick table budgets for fiscal year 2012-13.

The U.S. Conference Board reports on consumer confidence in March. Economists expect a reading of 70.4.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on the house price index for January. Economists expect a drop of 0.3 per cent from the previous month.

Companies reporting:

Lennar Corp.

McCormick & Co. Inc.

Neogen Corp.

Sealy Corp.

Sinopec Co. Ltd.

Walgreen Co.

Wednesday, March 28

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on durable goods orders in November. Economists expect a drop of 2.9 per cent.

Companies reporting:

Family Dollar Stores Inc.

Mosaic Co.

Paychex Inc.

Red Hat Inc.

Thursday, March 29

The federal government tables its budget for fiscal year 2012-13 at 4 p.m.

Companies reporting:

Best Buy Co. Inc.

Shaw Group Inc.

Sprott Inc.

Research in Motion Ltd.

Cascade Corp.

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB

Richelieu Hardware Ltd.



Friday, March 30

Statistics Canada reports on the gross domestic product in January. Economists expect a 0.1-per-cent increase from December.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on personal income and spending in February. Economists expect increases of 0.4 and 0.5 per cent, respectively.

Companies reporting:

Allied Irish Banks

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