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Here are the major business and economic events for this week:

* Tuesday -- The Commerce Department reports on international trade for February; the Treasury Department issues data on the federal budget for March.

* Wednesday -- The Commerce Department releases figures on retail sales for March.

* Thursday -- The Commerce Department issues its report on business inventories for February; the Labor Department releases figures on weekly jobless claims; and Freddie Mac reports on mortgage rates.

* Friday -- The Federal Reserve reports on March industrial production, and the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund will run through Sunday.