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Business calendar: January 31-February 4

Saturday, January 29, 2011; 5:16 PM

Monday

} Startup America, an event to promote entrepreneurship and featuring Gary Locke, Karen Mills, Gene Sperling, Austan Goolsbee, at Eisenhower building.

} Commerce reports December personal income and consumption data.

} Washington Auto Show continues through Sunday, Convention Center.

} Insured Retirement Institute marketing conference through Tuesday, Washington Hilton.

} American Enterprise Institute talk on U.S. foreign investment in Taiwan.

} National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities holds conference through Wednesday, Hyatt Regency.

Tuesday

} Senate Budget Committee meets on budget and economic outlook.

} Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on foreclosure mediation programs.

} Institute for Supply Management releases index of activity of manufacturing firms.

} U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts talk on energy costs for consumers.

} Urban Institute hosts discussion on how economics works in the real world, featuring Greg Ip.

} New America Foundation and Yale host talk on community wireless.

} EPA opens two-day summit on bed bugs, Georgetown University Hotel.

Thursday

} Ben Bernanke speaks at National Press Club on economic outlook.

} Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee hearing on energy and oil market outlook.

} Senate Budget Committee hearing on challenges for economic recovery.

} Release of Q4 productivity data, December factory orders and January chain-store sales.

} ISM releases index of service sector activity in January.

} National Prayer Breakfast, Hilton Washington.

Friday

} January jobs report released.

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