Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Month

By The Associated Press

TUESDAY, Jan. 1

Stock and bond markets are closed for New Year's 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.

TUESDAY, Jan. 8

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

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases November industrial orders and export data.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases November industrial production figures.

THURSDAY, Jan. 10

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for November, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for November, 10 a.m.

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 11

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases international trade data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for December, 2 p.m.

TUESDAY, Jan. 15

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases retail sales data for December, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for December, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for November, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases its full-year 2012 economic growth figure.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for December, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for December, 9:15 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for January, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, Jan. 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.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for December, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, Jan. 21

U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

TUESDAY, Jan. 22

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

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy.

THURSDAY, Jan. 24

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 December, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Jan. 25

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

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

MONDAY, Jan. 28

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases durable goods for December, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for December, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Jan. 29

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for November, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for January, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

THURSDAY, Jan. 31

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the fourth-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.

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