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TUESDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Experts, topic is creating a marketing budget; 7:30-9 a.m.; Serotta Maddocks Evans CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200; $20 members, $25 nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

TUESDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business, speaker is Washington insider Gloria Dittus, an Augusta native; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Au­gus­ta Marriott at the Con­vention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $40 members, $55 nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

THURSDAY: Columbia Coun­ty Chamber of Commerce pre-legislative breakfast; 7 a.m.; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; free for members, $20 for nonmembers; (706) 651-0018


TODAY: Federal Reserve releases September consumer credit data, 3 p.m. (analysts expect partial reversal of August decline)

TUESDAY: Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for September, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Commerce Department releases September wholesale trade inventories, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY: Labor Depart­ment releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. (number expected to hold steady); Commerce Department releases international trade for September, 8:30 a.m. (slight widening of nation’s trade deficit projected); Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for October, 2 p.m.

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