AP National News Calendar

March 30, 2012 - 5:35 PM

Eds: Major scheduled events for April, 2012. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute.

The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST):

SUNDAY, APRIL 1:

No events of note.

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MONDAY, APRIL 2:

Washington — President Barack Obama hosts Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, and Mexico's president, Felipe Calderon, for a meeting of North American leaders.

Washington — Congress on break until the week of April 16.

Washington — Supreme Court issues orders and opinions.

Washington — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m.

New Orleans — NCAA men's basketball National Championship.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 3:

Washington — President Barack Obama and Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, speak at The Associated Press annual meeting.

Washington — Supreme Court on break untiI April 16.

Washington — Commerce Department releases factory orders for February, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from March interest-rate meeting.

Detroit — Automakers release vehicle sales for March.

Wisconsin presidential primary election.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4:

Washington — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the annual luncheon of the Newspaper Association of America and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Washington — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for March, 10 a.m.

Augusta, Ga. — U.S. Masters Golf begins, through April 8.

Monsanto Co. reports quarterly financial results.

Frankfurt, Germany — European Central Bank governing council meets in Frankfurt to decide interest rates.

Berlin — Germany releases industrial orders figures for February.

Lisbon, Portugal — Portugal seeks to raise up to $2 billion at an auction of 18-month Treasury bills

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5:

Washington — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

New York — Selected chain retailers release March sales comparisons.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 6:

Labor Department releases employment data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for February, 3 p.m.

U.S. stock market is closed for Good Friday.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 7:

No events of note.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 8:

No events of note.

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MONDAY, APRIL 9:

Washington — President Barack Obama meets with Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff.

Washington — White House Easter Egg Roll.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 10:

Washington — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for February, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for February, 10 a.m.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11:

Washington — Treasury releases federal budget for March, 2 p.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 12:

Washington — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

Winton-Salem, N.C. — Jury selection in John Edwards trial accused of using campaign money to cover up affair.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13:

President Obama departs U.S. to attend Summit of the Americas in Colombia.

Washington — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 14:

Washington — President Barack Obama attends the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, through April 15.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 15:

100th anniversary of Titanic sinking.

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MONDAY, APRIL 16:

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments and issues orders.

Washington — Scheduled start of jury selection in the trial of former baseball star Roger Clemens, who is accused of lying under oath when he testified before Congress that he never used performance-enhancing drugs in his career.

Washington — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for February, 9 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for February, 10 a.m.

New York — Pulitzer Prize winners announced.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 17:

Washington — Commerce Department releases housing starts for March, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for March, 9:15 a.m.

Berlin — Germany releases its monthly investor confidence index.

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments.

Kennedy Space Center, Fla. — NASA space shuttle Discovery flown out of Kennedy for retirement in Virginia

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18:

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19:

Washington — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for March, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for March, 10 a.m.

Chantilly, Va. — Space shuttle Discovery arrives for retirement at National Air and Space Museum in Virginia

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20:

Washington — G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet.

Washington — World Bank and International Monetary Fund hold Spring meeting through April 22.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 21:

No events of note.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22:

No events of note.

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MONDAY, APRIL 23:

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments and issues orders.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24:

Washington — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February, 9 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for March, 10 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments.

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25:

Washington — Supreme Court hears arguments.

Washington — Federal Open Market Committee meets for decision on interest rates, followed by quarterly press briefing with Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Washington — Commerce Department releases durable goods for March, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 26:

Washington — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for March, 10 a.m.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27:

Washington — Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the first-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.

Washington — U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis publishes its advance GDP data for the first quarter of 2012.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 28:

Washington — White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 29:

Los Angeles — 20th anniversary of Rodney King acquittals sparking worst race riots in LA history.

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MONDAY, APRIL 30:

Washington — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for March, 8:30 a.m.

Washington— Supreme Court issues orders.