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Retail earnings, Fed speeches due

Today's agenda features a mix of economic news and earnings from major retailers.

Germany's Zew economic-sentiment survey gets the ball rolling early. U.S. consumer prices at 8:30 a.m. ET are expected to show increases 0.2 percent for October on both an overall basis and excluding food and energy.

Last month's industrial production and capacity utilization follow at 9:15 a.m. ET. Economists forecast production growth of 0.1 percent, compared with September's 0.2 percent drop. Utilization is seen remaining at 77.5 percent.

NAHB's homebuilder sentiment index at 10 a.m. ET is expected to rise to 64.5 from October's 64 reading.

Fed officials Jerome Powell and Daniel Tarullo speak at 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET, respectively.

Home Depot, Wal-Mart, TJX, and Dick's Sporting report earnings in the pre-market. Vishop is slated for the post-market.

Tomorrow's lineup includes mortgage applications, housing starts, building permits, crude-oil inventories, and minutes from the last Fed meeting. Lowe's, Target, and Staples report in the morning. Salesforce.com, L Brands, NetApp, and Ctrip.com follow after the close.

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