Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Month

By The Associated Press

MONDAY, Dec. 3

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

DETROIT â¿¿ Automakers release vehicle sales for November.

BRUSSELS â¿¿ Finance ministers from the 17 euro countries meet to discuss the financial crisis.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases third-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for October, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 6

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Joint Economic Committee hearing on the "fiscal cliff."

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

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases industrial orders for October.

FRIDAY, Dec. 7

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases employment data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for October, 3 p.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases industrial production for October.

TUESDAY, Dec. 11

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases international trade data for October, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for October, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Treasury releases federal budget for November, 2 p.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

THURSDAY, Dec. 13

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases retail sales data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for November, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for October, 10 a.m.

BRUSSELS â¿¿ European Union leaders meet for a two-day EU summit.

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