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The Week Ahead, Aug. 4-8

KEY EVENT: Going local. A peek under the hood of some of Long Island's biggest employers as about 15 local companies post quarterly earnings, including Henry Schein and Cablevision Systems, the two biggest local public companies by revenue.

MONDAY: Earnings from Melville medical products distributor Henry Schein, Avis Budget Group and Marathon Oil.

TUESDAY: June factory orders from the Commerce Department. Also, the Institute for Supply Management posts its June services sector index, a look at nonmanufacturing businesses. Earnings: Bethpage cable provider and Newsday owner Cablevision Systems, Garden City kitchenware seller Lifetime Brands, CVS Caremark, Walt Disney, Motorola Solutions.

WEDNESDAY: The nation's trade balance in June from the Commerce Department. Earnings: Port Washington shopping centers owner Cedar Realty Trust, Jericho gas station properties owner Getty Realty, Time Warner, Viacom.

THURSDAY: Jobless benefits claims for the week ended Aug. 2. Also, consumer credit for June from the Federal Reserve. Earnings: Lake Success investor documents provider Broadridge Financial Solutions, Medford medical tests maker Chembio Diagnostics, CBS, Con Ed.

FRIDAY: Second-quarter worker productivity and labor costs from the Labor Department. Earnings: newspapers and TV stations owner E.W. Scripps.

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