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IN AUGUSTA AREA

TUESDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce pre-legislative breakfast, speaker is University Sys­tem of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby; 7:30-9:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center,
2 10th St., Augusta; free for members, $25 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

THURSDAY: Greater Aiken Chamber of Com­merce Women In Business, speaker is Pamela Lackey, South Carolina AT&T president; 11:30 a.m.; Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken; $30; (803) 649-1200

IN WASHINGTON

TODAY: Institute for Supply Management releases service sector index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Depart­ment releases factory orders for October, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Federal Re­serve releases consumer credit data for October, 3 p.m.

THURSDAY: Labor Depart­ment releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY: Commerce De­part­ment releases international trade for October, 8:30 a.m.

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