Economic reports slow down this week

David Russell (
May 6, 2013

The calendar quiets significantly this week, with no major economic releases on the schedule.

The first events don't occur until Wednesday, when the Mortgage Bankers Association releases weekly home-loan applications and the Energy Department announces crude-oil inventories.

Thursday is the busiest session, with retailers reporting same-store sales for April, the Labor Department publishing weekly jobless claims and the Energy Department issuing natural-gas inventories.

Nothing is scheduled for Friday.

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