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August 11, 2014  Mon 12:26 AM CT

This week's event calendar starts quietly, but includes some important data starting Wednesday.

Today's only items are earnings from companies such as Priceline, Sysco, Dean Foods and Kandi Technologies before the opening bell. Caesars Entertainment reports in the afternoon.
Tomorrow brings Germany's Zew survey of economic sentiment. JDS Uniphase, Cree and King Digital report after the closing bell.

Wednesday is the busiest session of the week, with important earnings and economic headlines. Industrial-production numbers are due in China and German, followed by United States retail sales. Deere and Macy's announce results in the premarket, followed in the afternoon by Cisco Systems, NetApp, Voxeljet and ExOne. The evening also brings Japanese machinery orders.

Thursday morning brings European economic-growth numbers and initial jobless claims. Wal-Mart Stores, Kohl's, Plug Power and Perrigo report earnings before the open. Applied Materials, Autodesk, Agilent Technology, Sina and Nordstrom are scheduled for the postmarket.

The week draws to a close with the New York Federal Reserve's Empire Manufacturing gauge, the University of Michigan's consumer-sentiment report and the Labor Department's producer-price index.  Estee Lauder will also release its numbers.

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