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AP National News Calendar

Friday - 3/1/2013, 3:30pm  ET

The Associated Press

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of March 3-9, 2013. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST):

SUNDAY: No events of note.

MONDAY: No events of note.

TUESDAY: Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for February, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Commerce Department releases factory orders for January, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.; WASHINGTON -- House Finance Services subcommittee hearing on the mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for January, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for January, 3 p.m.

FRIDAY: Labor Department releases employment data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for January, 10 a.m.

SATURDAY: No events of note.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 3:

Washington -- American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference continues.

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MONDAY, MARCH 4:

Secretary of State John Kerry travels in the Middle East, through March 6.

Washington -- Supreme Court issues orders and opinions.

Washington -- American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference concludes.

Brussels -- Finance ministers of the 17-nation eurozone are meeting to discuss details of a bailout for cash-strapped Cyprus, further steps of assistance for Portugal and Ireland as well as the controversial issue of direct banking recapitalization through Europe's permanent rescue fund.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 5:

Washington -- Supreme Court on break until March 18.

Washington -- Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to vote on the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director.

Washington -- Senate Budget Committee hearing on tax laws.

Washington -- House Agriculture Committee hearing on the rural economy.

Washington -- House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on violence and mental illness.

Geneva -- The Geneva Motor Show opens for the media.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6:

Washington -- President Barack Obama honors the University of Alabama football team, national champions in 2012-13.

Washington -- Attorney General Eric Holder testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department.

Washington -- House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the automotive industry.

Washington -- House Finance Services subcommittee hearing on the mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Washington -- House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on meteors, comets and other threats from space.

Washington -- House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on preventing suicides in the military.

New York -- Forbes' world billionaires list is release.

Staples Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7:

Washington -- Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the nomination of Sally Jewell to be interior secretary.

Washington -- Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun legislation.

Washington -- Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on school safety.

Washington -- Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on bank secrecy laws and enforcement.

Washington -- The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hold a joint hearing on cybersecurity.

Washington -- House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Social Security Disability Insurance program.

Washington -- House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the effect on the health care law on health insurance premiums.

Washington -- House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the quality of life in the military.

New York -- Several chain retailers release February sales comparisons.

H&R Block Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

The Kroger Co. reports quarterly financial results.

Frankfurt, Germany -- European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

Berlin -- Germany releases January industrial orders figures.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8:

Berlin -- Germany releases January industrial production figures.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 9:

Washington -- President Barack Obama is expected to attend the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club, Washington's oldest organization for journalists.


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