NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It will be a quiet trading week ahead of the three-day Labor Day weekend in the U.S. but earnings from major retailers and important economic data are still expected.
On Tuesday come a wealth of data including auto sales, the Purchasing Managers' Manufacturing Index, the Institute for Supply Management's Manufacturing Index and data on construction spending. The purchasing manager's index will be the last key data ahead of the Federal Reserve'sSeptember meeting.
Also Tuesday come earnings from H&R Block (HRB) - Get H&R Block, Inc. (HRB) Report and Dollar Tree (DLTR) - Get Dollar Tree, Inc. Report. TheStreet'sJim Cramer said Dollar Tree's merger with Family Dollar is a positive for the company. "I think that the merger is brilliant," he said. "I think that Dollar Tree is a better operator than Dollar General (DG) - Get Dollar General Corporation Report."
On Wednesday, comes the ADP Employment Report, productivity and labor cost numbers, the Beige Book and Factory Orders. The Beige Book, detailing current economic conditions, is used by the Federal Reserve during its policy meetings.
Reporting earnings Wednesday are Costco (COST) - Get Costco Wholesale Corporation Report, Five Below (FIVE) - Get Five Below, Inc. Report and retailer Vera Bradley (VRA) - Get Vera Bradley, Inc. Report. Thursday, come data on international trade, jobless claims and the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index. Campbell Soup (CPB) - Get Campbell Soup Company Report and Verifone Systems (PAY) report earnings.
Finally, on Friday, comes the government's August jobs report.