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Economic agenda: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases data on weekly jobless claims. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg are expecting a slight declines in filings, to 478,000.

At 10 a.m. -- The Conference Board publishes its index of leading economic indicators for July. Economists are expecting a 0.1 percent rise in the index.

At 11:30 a.m. -- A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee holds a hearing on the safety of Gulf of Mexico seafood in the aftermath of the BP oil spill

At 11 a.m. -- The Congressional Budget Office releases its updated outlook on the economy and federal budget. CBO director Douglas Elmendorf will discuss the report.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  August 19, 2010; 7:59 AM ET
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