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Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, March 31, 2011

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

At 10 a.m. — The House Financial Services subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises holds hearings on reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

At 10 a.m. — The Commerce Department releases data on factory orders for February. Factory orders are expected to have risen only 0.3 percent, after a much stronger gain in January.

By Washington Post editors  |  06:59 AM ET, 03/31/2011

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