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Calendar: What investors need to know for the week ahead

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

Monday Feb. 24

Earnings include: National Bank of Canada; El Paso Electric Company; Hertz Global Holdings; HSBC; Palo Alto Networks; Allied Nevada Gold.

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Tuesday Feb. 25

Economic indicators:

(9 a.m. ET) S&P Case-Shiller home price index for the U.S for December.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. consumer confidence for February from the Conference Board.

Earnings include: Bank of Montreal; Davis + Henderson; Dundee Industrial REIT; First National Financial; Innergex Renewable Energy; MacDonald Dettwiler; Trican Well Service; 5N Plus; AMC Entertain Holdings; AMC Entertain Holdings; Dillard's; Domino's Pizza; DreamWorks Animation; First Solar; Home Depot; Macy's; Nordson; Oasis Petroleum; Office Depot; Rosetta Stone; T-Mobile US; Toll Brothers; United Natural Foods.

Wednesday Feb. 26

Economic indicators:

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(10 a.m. ET) U.S. new home sales

Earnings include: Royal Bank of Canada; Aimia; Ballard Power Systems; Calfrac Well Services; Canam Group; Dundee International REIT; Exchange Income Corp.; First Majestic Silver; Pembina Pipeline; Sears Canada; Summit Industrial REIT; Westport Innovations; Abercrombie & Fitch; Autodesk; Barnes & Noble; Baidu; Chesapeake Energy; Dollar Tree; J. C. Penney; Lowe's Companies; SodaStream International; Taser International; TiVo; TJX Companies; Transocean; Vale; Workday; Zale; Target.

Thursday Feb. 27

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen delivers Senate portion of her semiannual monetary policy report to Congress. (Was rescheduled from earlier date due to inclement weather.)

Economic indicators:

(830 a.m. ET) Statistics Canada releases payroll employment, earnings and hours for December.

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(830 a.m. ET) Canada's balance of international payments and current account for the fourth-quarter of 2013.

(830 a.m ET) U.S. durable goods orders for January.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. jobless claims for last week.

Earnings include: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; Toronto-Dominion Bank; AltaGas; Artis REIT; Crombie REIT; Dundee REIT; Enerflex; Equitable Group; Extendicare; George Weston; Leisureworld Senior Care; Maple Leaf Foods; New Gold; Stantec; TransForce; Valeant Pharmaceuticals; Western Energy Services; Best Buy; Catamaran; Dynegy; Gap; Hilton Worldwide Holdings; Kohl's; Main Street Capital; Mitel Networks;; Sotheby's; Splunk; Wendy's;

Friday Feb. 28

Economic indicators:

(830 a.m. ET) Statistics Canada releases gross domestic product for December.

(830 a.m. ET) U.S. releases GDP figures. This will be the second estimate of the 2013 GDP figure.

(945 a.m. ET) U.S. releases the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index.

(955 a.m. ET) U.S. consumer sentiment from the University of Michigan.

(10 a.m. ET) U.S. pending home sales index.

Earnings include: Cominar REIT and Capital Power.

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