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Tuesday, Aug. 23

Statistics Canada reports on retail sales in June. Economists expect a rise of 0.6 per cent from the previous month.

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on new home sales in July. Economists expect 312,000 annualized sales.

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Companies reporting:

Bank of Montreal

H.J. Heinz Co.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

The U.S. Commerce Department reports on durable goods orders in July. Economists expect a rise of 2.1 per cent.

Companies reporting:

American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

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Applied Materials Inc.

BHP Billiton PLC

Gazprom OAO

Heineken NV

Toll Brothers Inc.

Thursday, Aug. 25

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The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims for the week ending Aug. 20. Economists expect 405,000 new claims.

Companies reporting:

Diageo PLC

Hormel Foods Corp.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.

Mosaid Technologies Inc.

National Bank of Canada

Friday, Aug. 26

U.S. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers a speech at Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Companies reporting:

Royal Bank of Canada

Tiffany and Co.

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