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September 20, 2013  Fri 2:14 AM CT

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Today's calendar of economic events is empty aside from Darden Restaurants' quarterly results.

Housing is the main theme next week, though the only item on Monday's agenda is the Chicago Federal Reserve's regional index.

Tuesday brings the Case-Shiller index of house prices and data on consumer confidence, along with earnings from homebuilders KB Home and Lennar.

Durable-goods orders and new home sales follow on Wednesday.

Thursday's docket includes the final revision of second-quarter gross domestic product, initial jobless claims, and pending home sales. Accenture and Nike report after the closing bell.
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