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Politics, global news on the calendar

David Russell (david.russell@optionmonster.com)

Politics and global headlines dominate this week's calendar.

The news starts tomorrow when a meeting of European finance ministers ends. Later in the day President Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union Address.

Wednesday will see retail sales numbers in the morning and Japanese gross domestic product in the evening.

Germany and the European Union will release GDP data early the next day, followed by initial jobless claims. Japanese industrial production will be reported late at night.

Friday's schedule focuses entirely on U.S. economic numbers, including the New York Federal Reserve's Empire State Index, industrial production, and the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment survey.

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