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Business events scheduled for the coming week


MONDAY, Feb. 25

Lowe's reports quarterly financial results.

ROME — Results for Parliament and regional elections. The vote could determine if Mario Monti gets another term to advance his austerity agenda to save Italy from the eurozone debt crisis.

BARCELONA, Spain — First day of the 2012 Mobile World Congress, the world's largest cellphone trade show.

TUESDAY, Feb. 26

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies about monetary policy and the economy before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for December and the fourth quarter, 9 a.m. Eastern; Commerce Department releases new home sales for January, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for February, 10 a.m.

Macy's reports quarterly financial results.

Home Depot reports quarterly financial results.

BARCELONA, Spain — 2012 Mobile World Congress, the world's largest cellphone trade show.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies about monetary policy and the economy before the House Financial Services Committee; Commerce Department releases durable goods for January, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for January, 10 a.m.

JCPenney reports quarterly financial results after the market close.

Target reports quarterly financial results.

BARCELONA, Spain — 2012 Mobile World Congress, the world's largest cellphone trade show.

BERLIN — Airbus maker EADS reports 2012 annual results.

THURSDAY, Feb. 28

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

Sears reports quarterly financial results.

Best Buy reports quarterly financial results.

Gap reports quarterly financial results after the market close.

Barnes & Noble reports quarterly financial results.

Wendy's reports quarterly financial results.

BARCELONA, Spain — 2012 Mobile World Congress, the world's largest cellphone trade show.

BERLIN — Germany releases February unemployment figures.

TOKYO — Japan releases monthly data.

FRIDAY, March 1

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for January, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for February.

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports quarterly financial results after the market close.


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