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March 20, 2015

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of March 22-28. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST), unless otherwise noted:

SUNDAY: No events of note.

MONDAY: National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for February, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY: Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases foreign holdings of U.S. debt for January, 9 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for February, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Commerce Department releases durable goods for February, 8:30 a.m.

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY: Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

SATURDAY: No events of note.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 22

No events of note.

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MONDAY, MARCH 23

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry hosts Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and key members of Afghan government at Camp David, the presidential retreat.

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court hears arguments and issues orders.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will host the 5th White House Science Fair, then delivers the keynote address at the 2015 SelectUSA Investment Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama meets with Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, and the chief executive officer, Abdullah Abdullah.

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court hears arguments.

WASHINGTON — National Transportation Safety Board holds a public forum on the dangers of trespassing on the railroad right of way, through March 25.

WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing to examine waters of the United States, focusing on stakeholder perspectives on the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule.

WASHINGTON — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on potential reforms to the nation’s forest system.

WASHINGTON — Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on securing the border and assessing the impact of transnational crime.

WASHINGTON — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Considerations Regarding Safety, Innovation, Economic Impact and Privacy.

WASHINGTON — Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing to examine the Veterans Choice Act, focusing on exploring the distance criteria.

WASHINGTON — House Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the fight against Islamist extremism at home and abroad.

WASHINGTON — House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Health Business examines the 340B drug pricing program.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, addresses Congress.

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court hears arguments.

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

WASHINGTON — Senate Armed Services’ subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on the current state of readiness of U.S. forces.

WASHINGTON — Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on securing the border, focusing on understanding and addressing the root causes of Central American migration to the United States.

WASHINGTON — House Judiciary Committee hearing “Wrecking the Internet to Save It? The FCCs Net Neutrality Rule”.

BERLIN — Germany’s Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe’s biggest economy.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 26

WASHINGTON — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing to examine the administration’s quadrennial energy review.

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearings on securing the border, focusing on defining the current population living in the shadows and addressing future flows.

WASHINGTON — Appropriations’ Homeland Security Subcommittee hears testimony from Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on the department’s budget.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 27

TOKYO — Japan’s economic data for February.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 28

No events of note.

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