Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Week

By The Associated Press

MONDAY, March 18

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

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 and economic forecast released due at 2:00 p.m., Chairman Ben Bernanke holds press conference at 2:30 p.m.

FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Oracle Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

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.

Nike Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

FRIDAY, March 22

Darden Restaurants Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

Tiffany & Co. reports quarterly financial results.
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