Business Events Scheduled For Thursday

The Associated Press

Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

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

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases third-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.

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

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for October, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases construction spending for September, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON â¿¿ The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for October, 10 a.m.

DETROIT â¿¿ Automakers release vehicle sales for October.

NEW YORK â¿¿ Selected chain retailers release October sales.

Avon Products Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Kellogg Co. reports quarterly financial results.

Pfizer Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Ralph Lauren Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Starbucks Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Exxon Mobil Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Sony, the Japanese electronics maker, reports quarterly financial results.

Glencore International PLC, The Swiss commodities company, reports quarterly financial results.

BERLIN â¿¿ German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny for talks on the eurozone.

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