Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Week

By The Associated Press

TUESDAY, Jan. 1

Stock and bond markets are closed for Christmas Day.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 3

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from December interest-rate meeting.

DETROIT â¿¿ Automakers release vehicle sales for December.

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 4

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