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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