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The day ahead in business

Levi Strauss & Co.Alcoa IncorporatedCKE Restaurants IncorporatedGoldman Sachs Group, Inc.WD-40 Company

Reports: Redbook and ICSC-Goldman Sachs retail sales for period ending April 5, JOLTS job openings for February

Local earnings: Mercantile Bancorp Inc.

Other earnings: Alcoa Inc., CKE Restaurants Holdings, Levi Strauss & Co., WD-40 Co. and others.

Of note: Fed's Kocherlakota speaks at Chamber of Commerce, Fed's Plosser speaks on bank regularion, Fed Board open meeting on rule making and leverage ratios

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