Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Month

By The Associated Press

FRIDAY, March 1

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

DETROIT â¿¿ Automakers release vehicle sales for February.

MONDAY, March 4

TUESDAY, March 5

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

WEDNESDAY, March 6

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases factory orders for January, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, March 7

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for January, 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 January, 3 p.m.

NEW YORK â¿¿ Several chain retailers release February sales comparisons.

FRIDAY, March 8

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases employment data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for January, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, March 11

TUESDAY, March 12

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

WEDNESDAY, March 13

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

THURSDAY, March 14

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade measure for the fourth quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, March 15

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases foreign holdings of U.S. debt for January, 9 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for February, 9:15 a.m.

MONDAY, March 18

LOS ANGELES â¿¿ National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for March, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, March 19

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases housing starts for February, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

WEDNESDAY, March 20

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement due at 12:30 p.m., economic forecast released at 2 p.m., Chairman Ben Bernanke holds press conference at 2:15 p.m.

THURSDAY, March 21

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

FRIDAY, March 22

MONDAY, March 25

TUESDAY, March 26

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases durable goods for February, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for January, 9 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for February, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for March, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, March 27

WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for February, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, March 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.

FRIDAY, March 29

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for February, 8:30 a.m.

NEW YORK â¿¿ Markets closed for Good Friday.

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