The Associated PressMajor business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday: WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. WASHINGTON â¿¿ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m. WASHINGTON â¿¿ 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.