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    The pace of company chiefs in the U.S. leaving their jobs picked up in August, according to a report released last week by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
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Week Ahead


•National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for November


•Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for October

•The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for December


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


•Labor Department reports on weekly jobless claims

•Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for December

•Commerce Department reports on construction spending for November

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


•Automakers report on vehicle sales for December