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.

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