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IN AUGUSTA

TUESDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Experts, presenter is Liz Pinkus, Watson & Knox Insurance; 7:30 a.m.; Serotta Maddox Evans CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200, Augusta; $20 for members; (706) 821-1318

TUESDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women in Business luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St., Augusta; $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers; (706) 821-1318

WEDNESDAY: CSRA SHRM chapter monthly lunch meeting, topic is health care reform; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St., Augusta

IN WASHINGTON

today: Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for December, 3 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the House Budget Committee about the economy; House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on Federal Reserve policies on job creation and the unemployment rate; U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee on President Obama's trade agenda; House Financial Services Committee hearing on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on the new health law and its effect on the economy.

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for December, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for January, 2 p.m.

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

ON WALL STREET

U.S. stocks, which cleared two psychological hurdles in the past week, might have put talk of a correction to rest, setting up investors to focus on earnings from Cisco Systems Inc., Kraft Foods Inc. and others.

"We had it (a correction)," said Robert Pavlik, the chief market strategist at Banyan Partners, about Wall Street's sharp drop on Jan. 28 -- when the Dow lost 166.13 points, or 1.4 percent, on worries about Egypt's unrest.

Stocks were able to bounce back in the past week, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 12,000 and the S&P 500 Index atop 1,300 for the first time since 2008.

On Friday, both the Dow and the S&P 500 tallied their best weekly performances since Dec. 3.

In the days ahead, 62 S&P 500 companies are expected to report results, including Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday, technology giant Cisco and Coca-Cola Co. on Wednesday, Kraft on Thursday and Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. on Friday.


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