Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Week

By The Associated Press

MONDAY, Feb. 18

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

Express Scripts Holding Co. reports quarterly financial results.

BRUSSELS â¿¿ European Central Bank chairman Mario Draghi discusses the financial crisis with European Parliament members.

TUESDAY, Feb. 19

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

Dell Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Marriott International Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

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.

Hewlett-Packard Co. reports quarterly financial results.

Nordstrom Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Safeway Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

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.
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