Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Month

By The Associated Press

FRIDAY, Feb. 1

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases employment data for January, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.

DETROIT â¿¿ Automakers release vehicle sales for January.

MONDAY, Feb. 4

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases factory orders for December, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Feb. 5

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for January, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases December industrial orders figures.

THURSDAY, Feb. 7

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for December, 3 p.m.

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

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

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases December industrial production figures.

FRIDAY, Feb. 8

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases international trade data for December, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for December, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Feb. 12

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for December, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for January, 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases retail sales data for January, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for December, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Feb. 14

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases preliminary fourth-quarter gross domestic product figures.

FRIDAY, Feb. 15

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Federal Reserve releases industrial production for January, 9:15 a.m.

MONDAY, Feb. 18

U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Washington's Birthday.

TUESDAY, Feb. 19

WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for February, 10 a.m.

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for January, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from January interest-rate meeting.

THURSDAY, Feb. 21

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for January, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for January, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 26

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for December and the fourth quarter, 9 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for January, 10 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for February, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 28

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases February unemployment figures for Germany.

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