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Business week ahead, June 26-30

The Commerce Department's durable goods report, due tomorrow,

The Commerce Department's durable goods report, due tomorrow, includes data on car sales and more. Credit: GETTY IMAGES / David McNew

KEY EVENT: Job security. If you operate a small business, you should be taking cybersecurity very seriously. The Better Business Bureau is holding a free computer security seminar ( at Peconic Landing Community Center in Greenport on Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Topics include managing your risks, reducing vulnerabilities and creating a culture of online security among your employees.

MONDAY: The Commerce Department releases May orders for durable goods, a look at expensive, long-lived products such as cars, computers and appliances.

TUESDAY: New York metropolitan home prices in April from S&P/Case-Shiller. In the previous report, for March, local home prices posted their biggest year-over-year increase in nearly two years and have risen on a year-over-year basis for 50 consecutive months. Earnings: Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants.

WEDNESDAY: The National Association of Realtors posts May pending home sales. The forward-looking report is an indicator of actual home sales in about two months. Earnings: General Mills.

THURSDAY: The third estimate of first-quarter GDP from the Commerce Department. Also, jobless benefits claims for the week ended June 24 from the Labor Department. Earnings: Nike.

FRIDAY: Personal income in May from the Commerce Department. Also, June consumer sentiment from the University of Michigan.


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