By The Associated Press
MONDAY, Aug. 26
WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases durable goods for July, 8:30 a.m.
TUESDAY, Aug. 27WASHINGTON â¿¿ Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for June and the second quarter, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for August, 10 a.m. BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28 WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for July, 10 a.m. THURSDAY, Aug. 29 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m. BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases unemployment figures for August. FRIDAY, Aug. 30 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for July, 8:30 a.m.