DIARY - Today in Washington - Feb 28

Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:07pm EST

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0830/1330: The Labor Dept. issues weekly Jobless Claims.

0830/1330: The Commerce Dept. issues Preliminary (2nd estimate) U.S. Q4 Gross Domestic Product.

0830/1330: The USDA releases weekly Export Sales.

1000/1500: Freddie Mac issues weekly U.S. mortgage rates.

1030/1530: EIA issues weekly U.S. underground natural gas stocks.

1100/1600: The Treasury Dept. weekly announcement of 3- and 6-month bill sale offerings; announces 52-week bills sale.

No set time: The Association of American Railroads issues Weekly Traffic of Major Railroads.

1230/1730: ATLANTA - Federal Reserve Board Governor Raskin speaks before Atlanta Fed conference.

1600/2100: The USDA issues weekly world cotton price.

After 1600/2100: ICI issues weekly money market mutual fund data.

1630/2130: The Federal Reserve releases its weekly balance sheet.


DIARY - Federal Reserve Events

U.S. Indicators


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.