Thursday: Unemployment Claims, Existing Home Sales

• At 8:30 AM ET, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released.  The consensus is for a increase to 625 thousand from 576 thousand last week.

• Also at 8:30 AM, Chicago Fed National Activity Index for March. This is a composite index of other data.

• At 10:00 AM, Existing Home Sales for March from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The consensus is for 6.17 million SAAR, down from 6.22 million. Housing economist Tom Lawler expects the NAR to report sales of 6.02 million SAAR for March.

• At 11:00 AM, the Kansas City Fed manufacturing survey for April.