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. Tiffany & Co. reports quarterly financial results before the opening of trading on Wall Street. 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. PARIS â¿¿ French beverage company Pernod Ricard reports its full-year earnings. FRIDAY, Aug. 30 WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for July, 8:30 a.m. TOKYO â¿¿ Japan releases economic data for July.