By The Associated Press
MONDAY, March 18
LOS ANGELES â¿¿ National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for March, 10 a.m. Eastern.
TUESDAY, March 19
WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases housing starts for February, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.
WEDNESDAY, March 20
WASHINGTON â¿¿ Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement and economic forecast released due at 2:00 p.m., Chairman Ben Bernanke holds press conference at 2:30 p.m.
FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
Oracle Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
THURSDAY, March 21
WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for February, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for February, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
Nike Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
FRIDAY, March 22
Darden Restaurants Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
Tiffany & Co. reports quarterly financial results.