Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Week

By The Associated Press

MONDAY, Feb. 25

ROME â¿¿ Results for Parliament and regional elections. The vote could determine if Mario Monti gets another term to advance his austerity agenda to save Italy from the eurozone debt crisis.

BARCELONA, Spain â¿¿ First day of the 2012 Mobile World Congress, the world's largest cellphone trade show.

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.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for January, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for February, 10 a.m.

BARCELONA, Spain â¿¿ 2012 Mobile World Congress, the world's largest cellphone trade show.

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.

BARCELONA, Spain â¿¿ 2012 Mobile World Congress, the world's largest cellphone trade show.

BERLIN â¿¿ Airbus maker EADS reports 2012 annual results.

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.

BARCELONA, Spain â¿¿ 2012 Mobile World Congress, the world's largest cellphone trade show.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases February unemployment figures.

TOKYO â¿¿ Japan releases monthly data.

FRIDAY, March 1

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for January, 10 a.m.; automakers release vehicle sales for February.

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