The Associated Press
Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:
WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON â¿¿ Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for December, 10 a.m.WASHINGTON â¿¿ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. NEW YORK â¿¿ Selected chain retailers release December sales comparisons. Constellation Brands Inc. reports quarterly financial results. Monsanto Co. reports quarterly financial results.