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Economic calendar is quiet today

A mix of relatively minor economic reports are on today's calendar.

European service-sector data and retail sales both come out early in the session, which could have some effect on sentiment.

The U.S. trade balance for March will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists are projecting a deficit of $40.6 billion, compared with February's $42.3 billion gap. It isn't clear how investors will react to the number.

The only other report is the final reading on HSBC/Markit's purchasing managers index for the service sector, which comes out in the evening.

Earnings announcements continue. Mosaic, DirecTV, Emerson Electric, Office Depot, Zoetis, and Barclays report before the opening bell. Walt Disney, Allstate, First Solar, Electronic Arts, Groupon, and TripAdvisor follow in the afternoon.

Tomorrow brings testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and weekly mortgage applications.

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