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Posted at 6:30 AM ET, 02/ 1/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

By Neil Irwin and Ariana Eunjung Cha

At 10 a.m. -- The Institute for Supply Management plans to release its index of activity at manufacturing firms, which is expected to show another month of strong expansion at the nation's factories in January. Forecasters expect the index to rise to 58, from 57.

At 10 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases data on construction spending in December.

At 10 a.m. -- The Senate Budget Committee holds a hearing on the budget and the economic outlook for fiscal years 2011 to 2021.

At 10 a.m. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to examine foreclosure mediation programs, focusing on if bankruptcy courts can limit homeowner and investor losses.

No set time - Automakers release January sales results.

By Neil Irwin and Ariana Eunjung Cha  | February 1, 2011; 6:30 AM ET
Categories:  *Economic agenda  | Tags:  auto sales  
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