Seven Days

Events of note in the week ahead

by Ira Boudway

ILLUSTRATION BY JULIA ROTHMAN

19

GOP presidential debate scheduled in Oregon

Madoff and the Mets: Trial begins for New York Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz over whether they acted in bad faith in profiting from Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

20

U.S. housing starts

Illinois Republican presidential primary

Greek redemption: Greece avoids a $19 billion bond payment that had been due on this date after persuading bondholders to swap at a steep discount.

21

Canada’s leading indicators

Art Dubai

U.K. austerity plan: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne presents the annual budget. He has promised not to raise spending.

22

Brazil’s unemployment rate

World Water Day

Nike reports earnings: A surge in running shoe sales helped Nike beat estimates in the second quarter. Analysts expect $5.8 billion in revenue for the third quarter.

23

U.S. new home sales

Canada’s consumer prices

Hunger Games opens: The Lionsgate film has broken the record for first-day advance sales at the online ticket seller Fandango.

World Bank: The nomination period for a new president ends.

24

English soccer: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea

Louisiana primary: The GOP presidential candidates vie for a share of the state’s 46 delegates.

25

NBA: Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Hong Kong chief: An election committee of 1,200 members votes for a new chief executive of the semi-autonomous Chinese region.

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