By 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¿¿ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for November, 10 a.m. WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for November, 10 a.m. FRANKFURT, Germany â¿¿ European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone. LONDON â¿¿ The Bank of England makes its monthly announcement on the key interest rate.