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Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, April 28, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. — The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.

At 8:30 a.m. — The Commerce Department releases gross domestic product data for the first quarter. Forecasters expect the pace of growth was only 1.8 percent, held down by rising fuel prices and disruptions from winter weather, among other factors.

At 10 a.m. — The National Association of Realtors releases data on pending home sales for March.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:37 AM ET, 04/28/2011

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