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A daily rundown of the economic reports and corporate earnings that will be grabbing the market's attention in the week ahead.

Monday, March 16

(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. Empire State Manufacturing Survey for March.

(9:15 a.m. ET) U.S. industrial production. Consensus is an increase of 0.2 per cent for February.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. housing market index for March.

(4 p.m. ET) U.S. Treasury international capital for January.

Earnings include: Crocodile Gold, Dorel, GuestLogix, Response Biomedical, Black Diamond Inc., Century Casinos  Inc., Dynamic Materials Corp., ExOne Co., FX Energy Inc., Inovio Pharmaceutical Inc., Magicjack Vocaltec Ltd.,  New Source Energy Partners, Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Quiksilver Inc., StemCells Inc., Townsquare Media Inc., Turtle Beach Corp.

Tuesday, March 17

Japan Leading Index for January.

Euro area Consumer Price Index and core CPI for February.

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada manufacturing shipments. Consensus is a decline of 1.2 per cent for January.

(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. housing starts. Consensus is an increase of 0.5 per cent for February.

Earnings include: Aeterna Zentaris, Alimentation Couche-Tard, New Look Eyewear, Solium Capital, Transcontinental, Adobe Systems, Burlington Stores, Flex Pharma Inc., Interoil Corp., Navigator Holdings, Oracle Corp., Pacific Sunwear of California Inc., Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc., Plug Power Inc., Sunshine Heart Inc., Zebra Tech Corp.

Wednesday, March 18

Japan merchandise trade deficit for February.

Euro area trade surplus for January.

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada wholesale trade. Estimated to decrease 1.5 per cent in January.

(10:30 a.m. ET) EIA petroleum status report

(2 p.m. ET) U.S. Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting announcement

(2:30 p.m. ET) U.S. Fed chair press conference

(2:30 p.m. ET) U.S. FOMC forecasts

Earnings include: AirBoss of America, New Flyer, Pacific Rubiales, Power Corp. of Canada, Power Financial, Silver Wheaton, TSO3, Village Farms, Cintas Corp., E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc., FedEx Corp., General Mills Inc.,. Guess Inc., Herman Miller Inc., Shoe Carnival Inc., Smart & Final Stores Inc., Tilly's Inc., Trevena Inc., Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Thursday, March 19

(8:30 a.m. ET) U.S. jobless claims. Estimated to be an increase of 293,000, an increase of 4,000 for the week of March 7

Earnings include: Alaris Royalty, AutoCanada, Fiera Capital, Martinrea, Medical Facilities, Inc., Lennar Corp., Marcus Corp., Michaels Companies Inc., Micron Tech Inc., Movado Group, New York & Company Inc., NIKE Inc., Rally Software Development Corp., Tech Data Corp., Veracyte Inc., Vital Therapies Inc.

Friday, March 20

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada CPI for February. Consensus is an increase of 0.7 per cent month over month.

(8:30 a.m. ET) Canada Core CPI for February. Consensus is an increase of 2.1 per cent month over month.

(8:30 a.m.) Canada retail sales. Consensus is a decline of 0.5 per cent in January.

Earnings include: American Hotel, Baylin Technologies, Diversified Royalty, Webtech Wireless.