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Week Ahead


Stock and bond markets are closed for New Year’s Day.


•Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for December.

•Commerce Department reports on construction spending for November.


•Labor Department reports on weekly jobless claims.

•Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, reports on weekly mortgage rates.

•Federal Reserve releases minutes from December interest-rate meeting.

•Automakers release vehicle sales for December.

•Selected chain retailers release December sales comparisons.


•Labor Department releases employment data for December.

•Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for December.

•Commerce Department reports on factory orders for November.