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Week Ahead


•Commerce Department reports on new home sales for December


•Commerce Department releases durable goods report for December

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

•The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for January

•Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates


•Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates

•WellPoint Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market open

•Chrysler reports quarterly financial results before the market opens

•Facebook Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes


•Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims

•Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product

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

•Exxon Mobil Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens


•Commerce Department reports on personal income and spending for December

•Labor Department releases the fourth-quarter employment cost index

•Economic data for December, preliminary for 2013