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Posted at 6:30 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

By Mike Shepard

At 9:30 a.m. -- The Senate Energy Committee holds a hearing on the BP oil spill to explore the findings of the national commission that investigated the incident and recently published its conclusions.

At 9:30 a.m. -- The House Oversight Committee holds a hearing on the bank sector bailouts and the foreclosure crisis. Witnesses include Neil M. Barofsky, special inspector general monitoring the Troubled Assets Relief Program, and Timothy Massad, acting Assistant Treasury Secretary for Financial Stability.

At 10 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases data on sales of new homes in December. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg are expecting an increase of 3.5 percent from November.

At noon -- President Obama tours an energy company in Wisconsin and delivers remarks on the economy.

At 2:15 p.m. -- Federal Reserve policymakers conclude their two-day meeting on monetary policy by issuing a decision and a statement on the U.S. economy.

By Mike Shepard  | January 26, 2011; 6:30 AM ET
Categories:  *Economic agenda  | Tags:  Federal Reserve, TARP  
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