The Associated Press
MONDAY, Feb. 27
WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for January, 10 a.m.
Lowe's Cos. Inc. reports quarterly financial results.British bank HSBC reports 2011 financial results. TUESDAY, Feb. 28 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases durable goods for January, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for December and the fourth quarter, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for February, 10 a.m. German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer AG reports quarterly financial results. Dutch company TomTom NV, which makes navigation devices, reports quarterly financial results. BERLIN â¿¿ Germany issues its preliminary inflation figure for February. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 29 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m. Costco Wholesale Corp. reports quarterly financial results. German chemical and pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA reports quarterly financial results. Spanish oil and gas company Repsol reports quarterly financial results. FRANKFURT, Germany â¿¿ The European Central Bank launches a second round of unlimited three-year loans to the continent's banks. BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases February unemployment figures. THURSDAY, March 1 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for January, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke testifies about monetary policy and the economy before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. DETROIT â¿¿ Automakers release vehicle sales for February. NEW YORK â¿¿ Selected chain retailers release February sales comparisons. Kroger Co. reports quarterly financial results. Wendy's Co. reports quarterly financial results. Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch owner of U.S. grocery chains Stop & Shop and Giant, reports quarterly financial results.
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