Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Month

The Associated Press

TUESDAY, May 1

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.

DETROIT â¿¿ Automakers release vehicle sales for April.

WEDNESDAY, May 2

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases factory orders for March, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases April unemployment figures.

LISBON, Portugal â¿¿ Portugal aims to raise up to 1.5 billion euros in a short-term debt auction.

THURSDAY, May 3

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK â¿¿ Selected chain retailers release April sales comparisons.

MADRID â¿¿ European Central Bank meets to decide interest rates.

PARIS â¿¿ France sells long-term debt in a bond auction.

BEIJING â¿¿ Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner lead the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Through May 4.

FRIDAY, May 4

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases employment data for April, 8:30 a.m.

MADRID â¿¿ Spain releases figure for the number of people receiving unemployment benefits in April.

MONDAY, May 7

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

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases industrial orders figures for March.

TUESDAY, May 8

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for March, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases industrial production figures for March.

WEDNESDAY, May 9

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for March, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases export and import data for March.

THURSDAY, May 10

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for April, 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 11

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for April, 8:30 a.m.

TUESDAY, May 15

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases retail sales data for April, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for April, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for March, 9 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for May, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for March, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index.; Germany releases first-quarter gross domestic product figures.

WEDNESDAY, May 16

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases housing starts for April, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for April, 9:15 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from April interest-rate meeting.

THURSDAY, May 17

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for April, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, May 18

WASHINGTON â¿¿ President Barack Obama hosts leaders of the Group of Eight nations at Camp David for an economic summit meeting, through May 19.

TUESDAY, May 22

WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for April, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, May 23

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases new home sales for April, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, May 24

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases durable goods for April, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence.

MONDAY, May 28

WASHINGTON â¿¿ U.S. stock and bond market is closed for Memorial Day.

TUESDAY, May 29

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for March and the first quarter, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for May, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases its preliminary inflation figure for May.

WEDNESDAY, May 30

WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for April, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, May 31

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK â¿¿ Selected chain retailers release May sales comparisons.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases May unemployment figures.

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