1/24/97 -- 1:37 PM

The Week Ahead,0210

The Week Ahead,0210

Major business events and economic events scheduled for the coming week (some dates are tentative; times, where known, are Eastern time):

^MONDAY, Jan. 27

WASHINGTON - National Association of Realtors releases December existing home sales, 10 a.m.

^TUESDAY, Jan. 28

WASHINGTON - Labor Department releases fourth-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases third-quarter state personal income, time uncertain.

NEW YORK - The Conference Board issues the results of its monthly survey on consumer confidence.

DETROIT - General Motors Corp. expected to release fourth-quarter and full-year earnings.


WASHINGTON - Commerce Department releases December durable goods report, 8:30 a.m.

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. expected to release fourth-quarter and full-year earnings.

^THURSDAY, Jan. 30

WASHINGTON - Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

^FRIDAY, Jan. 31

WASHINGTON - Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter Gross Domestic Product report, 8:30 a.m., new home sales report, 10 a.m.

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