The Associated Press

MONDAY, Dec. 5

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for October, 10 a.m.


WASHINGTON â¿¿ Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the merger of pharmacy benefits companies Express Scripts and Medco.; Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on Wall Street reform.

Toll Brothers Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

ATHENS, Greece â¿¿ Greek Parliament votes on 2012 austerity budget, following five-day debate.


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


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 wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m.; House Agriculture Committee hearing on the MF Global bankruptcy. The committee has subpoenaed former Sen. Jon Corzine to testify about his role leading the brokerage firm that collapsed after a disastrous bet on European debt.

Brown-Forman Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Costco Wholesale Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Smithfield Foods Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

FRIDAY, Dec. 9

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases international trade for October, 8:30 a.m.

BEIJING â¿¿ China releases November inflation, retail sales and factory output data.
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