The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) â¿¿ Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for February, 3 p.m.

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON â¿¿ White House budget director Jacob Lew testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

NEW YORK â¿¿ Retailers release sales data for March.

FRANKFURT, Germany â¿¿ European Central Bank's governing council meets to set interest rates for the 17-nation eurozone.

BERLIN â¿¿ German Economy Ministry releases industrial production figures for February.

BERLIN â¿¿ Leading think tanks present updated growth forecast for the German economy, Europe's biggest.

MADRID â¿¿ Spain hopes to auction off up to 4.5 billion euros in 3- and 5-year bonds.

Rite Aid Corp. releases quarterly financial results.

Constellation Brands Inc. releases quarterly financial results.
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