Economic agenda: Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011
At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases data on durable goods orders for December. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg are expecting an increase of 1.5 percent from November.
At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases data on first-time claims for unemployment benefits.
At 10 a.m. -- The National Association of Realtors releases its index of pending home sales, which measures signed sales contracts. Economists are looking for a 1 percent increase.
At 10 a.m. -- The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission releases its final report on the origins of the financial crisis and ensuing global recession. The panel will hold a public hearing on the report, and dissenting members will release their own reports.
At 10 a.m. -- The Senate Budget Committee holds a hearing on the federal budget outlook for the current and coming fiscal years, with Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf scheduled to testify.
| January 27, 2011; 6:30 AM ET
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