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Monday, Aug. 29

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

The Dallas Federal Reserve Board reports on manufacturing activity in August. Economists expect a drop of 8 per cent.

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Tuesday, Aug. 30

Statistics Canada reports on the current account balance in the second quarter. Economists expect a deficit of $13.8-billion.

Statscan reports on the raw materials price index and industrial product prices in July. Economists expect no change in raw materials prices, and a drop of 0.3 per cent in industrial product prices.

The U.S. Conference Board reports on consumer confidence in August. Economists expect a reading of 52.

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board releases the minutes of its most recent meeting.

Companies reporting:

Bank of Nova Scotia

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Barnes & Noble Inc.

Dollar General Corp.

Gazprom OAO

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Statistics Canada reports on the gross domestic product in the second quarter, and in June. Economists expect no quarterly growth; for June they forecast a rise of 0.1 per cent from the previous month.

Companies reporting:

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Bombardier Inc.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Carrefour SA

Thursday, Sept. 1

The U.S. Labour Department reports on initial jobless claims for the week ending Aug. 27. Economists expect 408,000 new claims.

The U.S. Institute for Supply Management issues its manufacturing index for August. Economists expect a reading of 48.

Companies reporting:

H&R Block Inc.

J. Crew Group Inc.

Mitel Networks Corp.

Pernod Ricard SA

Toronto-Dominion Bank

Friday, Sept. 2

The U.S. Labour Department issues its jobs report for August. Economists expect the unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 9.1 per cent, and non-farm payrolls to grow by 80,000 jobs.

Companies reporting:

Campbell Soup Co.

Canadian Western Bank

Com Dev International Ltd.

Laurentian Bank of Canada

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