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The day ahead in business

Kroger CompanyU.S. Concrete IncorporatedStaples Inc.

Reports: Factory orders for January, Challenger mass layoffs for February, revised fourth-quarter productivity and labor costs, weekly jobless claims

Local earnings: Manitex International

Other earnings: Costco Wholesale, Fresh market Inc., Kroger Co., Staples Inc., U.S. Concrete and others

Of note: Fed's Lockhart speaks on the economy, Fed's Dudley speakson the economy

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