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Business briefcase

This week

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 30, 2006

TODAY: Trial begins for Enron Corp. executives, founder Kenneth Lay and former CEO Jeffrey Skilling; Commerce Department reports on personal income and spending for December; ExxonMobil Corp. and Eastman Kodak Co. among those reporting earnings; Treasury bill auction.

TUESDAY: Florida Venture Capital Conference begins two-day meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach; Labor Department reports on employment cost index, fourth quarter; Conference Board reports its monthly consumer confidence index; Federal Open Market Committee meets to discuss interest rates; Allstate Corp., Altria Group Inc., Google Inc., JetBlue Airways Corp. and Knight Ridder Inc. report earnings.

WEDNESDAY: Commerce Department reports on construction spending for December; The Institute for Supply Management issues its report on activity in the manufacturing economy during January; Automakers release their sales figures for January; Boeing Co., Time Warner Inc. and Tribune Co. report earnings.

THURSDAY: Labor Department reports on productivity and costs, fourth quarter; the nation's largest retailers announce their sales figures for January; Inc., CVS Corp., E.W. Scripps Co. and Raytheon Corp. release earnings.

FRIDAY: Labor Department reports on employment for January; Commerce Department reports on factory orders for December.

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