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On the calendar

MONDAY

WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department reports on new home sales for December; Treasury bill auction.

Earnings reports: American Express Co., Corning Inc., Halliburton Co., McDonald's Corp, Tyson Foods Inc., Verizon Communications Inc.

TUESDAY

WASHINGTON -- Federal Open Market Committee meets to discuss interest rates, through Jan. 30.

NEW YORK -- The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index.

Earnings reports: Countrywide Financial Corp., Yahoo Inc.

WEDNESDAY

Earnings reports: Kraft Foods Inc., Pulte Homes Inc., Starbucks Corp.

THURSDAY

WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department reports on income and spending for December.

Earnings reports: Google Inc., Mattel Inc., Procter & Gamble.

FRIDAY

DETROIT -- Major automakers report U.S. auto sales for January.

Earnings reports: Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp.

For more economic data and earnings reports, see The Week Ahead, Page D-2.

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