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Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, March 24, 2011

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

At 8:30 a.m. — The Commerce Department releases durable-goods orders for February. Analysts expect a 1.2 percent gain. That follows a 3.6 percent rise in January.

At 7:30 p.m. — Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke speaks at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond to the Virginia Association of Economists on "The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Wealth."

By Washington Post editors  |  06:44 AM ET, 03/24/2011

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