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The Week Ahead


Monday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m. EST -- Personal income in January is expected to rise of 0.6%, based on the median forecast of economists surveyed by Standard and Poor's MMS, one of The McGraw-Hill Companies. December income was up 0.3%. January consumer spending should rise 0.4%, after a 0.8% gain in December.CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

Tuesday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m. EST -- The Conference Board is expected to report its February confidence index at 144, based on the S&P MMS survey, down from the record 144.7 hit in January.PURCHASING MANAGERS REPORT

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 10 a.m. EST -- The National Association of Purchasing Management's February index of industrial activity is expected to rise to 56.5%, from 56.3% in January.CONSTRUCTION SPENDING

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 10 a.m. EST -- Construction outlays probably rose 0.4% in January, based on the S&P MMS survey, after 2% jumps in both November and December.NEW-HOME SALES

Thursday, Mar. 2, 10 a.m. EST -- Sales of new single-family homes likely fell to 890,000 in January, from 900,000 in December.LEADING INDICATORS

Thursday, Mar. 2, 10 a.m. EST -- The Conference Board's index of leading indicators is expected to rise 0.3%, in January. It rose 0.4% in December.EMPLOYMENT REPORT

Friday, Mar. 3, 8:30 a.m. EST -- February payrolls are expected to increase by 225,000, based on the S&P MMS survey, following January's 387,000 surge. The jobless rate likely held at 4%.

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