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Convention Calendar

No conventions this week.

Economic Calendar

New economic numbers to be released this week:


Commerce Department • Durable goods for February

Standard & Poor's • S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for January

Commerce Department • New home sales for February

Conference Board • Consumer confidence index for March


National Association of Realtors • Pending home sales index for February


Labor Department • Weekly jobless claims

Commerce Department • Fourth-quarter gross domestic product

Freddie Mac • Weekly mortgage rates


U.S. stock markets • Closed for Good Friday

IPOs Planned

Initial public offerings as provided by Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, Conn. (, and SEC filings:

Pinnacle Foods • Parsippany, N.J., 29 million shares, priced $18 to $20, managed by Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. Proposed NYSE symbol PF. Business: Packaged and frozen foods company backed by Blackstone.

Utah Events


Seminar • The Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center at Salt Lake Community College will host a free breakfast seminar, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., that will examine intellectual-property laws, including patentable subject matter, patent infringement, ownership, international patent protection and more. The event, featuring patent attorney Ken Horton as keynote speaker, will be presented at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, 9750 S. 300 West, Sandy. To register, visit, or call 801-957-5200.

Symposium & Expo • Northfront Franchise will present a symposium on franchises from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dave's Health & Nutrition Store, 1108 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. This session will offer instruction on how to choose the right franchise, and those in attendance will be able to talk with more than 25 franchise representatives. Cost is $10 to $20. Visit for information.

Lecture • Westminster College Executive Education will present the lecture "Rethink, Reinvent, Reposition" by international consultant Leo Hopf, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business, 1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City. Hopf will present strategies for breathing new life into organizations through innovative models and decision-making techniques. Admission is free.

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