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In Augusta

Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Experts, topic is capital investments; 7:30-9 a.m.; Serotta Maddocks Evans CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200, Augusta; $20 for members; (706) 821-1318

Tuesday: Starting Your Own Business seminar; 6 p.m.;
Augusta Small Business Development Center, 1450 Greene St. ; $69; (706) 721-4545

Thursday: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Women In Business, features a fashion show; 11:30 a.m.; North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. ; (803) 279-2323

Thursday: Meeting of local chapter of the Georgia Association of Accountants and Tax Professionals; attorney DeWitt Dent will speak on trust and elder issues; 8 a.m.; Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union, 205 Davis Road, Augusta; free and open to public; (706) 650-1700

In Washington

TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases international trade for May, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for May, 10 a.m.; Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds hearing on better protection for investors

WEDNESDAY: Treasury releases federal budget for June, 2 p.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from June interest-rate meeting ; Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on monetary policy before the House Financial Services Committee; Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee hearing on tax reform and the tax treatment of debt and equity; Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on unauthorized charges on telephone bills; House Budget Committee hearing on Social Security and Medicare, with actuaries from each program

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims and Producer Price Index for June, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases retail sales for June, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for May, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m; Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on monetary policy before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

FRIDAY: Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for June, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for June, 9:15 a.m.


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