Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Week

By The Associated Press

MONDAY, Dec. 17

MADRID â¿¿ Hundreds of thousands of people in Madrid are expected to take to the streets in evening protests against the conservative government's anti-crisis austerity measures and reforms.

TUESDAY, Dec. 18

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the third quarter, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for December, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases housing starts for November, 8:30 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany â¿¿ Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly survey of business optimism

THURSDAY, Dec. 20

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for November, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for November, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Dec. 21

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for November, 8:30 a.m.
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