Business Events Scheduled For The Coming Month

By The Associated Press

MONDAY, April 1

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m. Eastern; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, April 2

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

DETROIT â¿¿ Automakers release vehicle sales for March.

WEDNESDAY, April 3

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

THURSDAY, April 4

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

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

FRIDAY, April 5

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases employment data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for February, 3 p.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases industrial orders figures for February.

MONDAY, April 8

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases industrial production figures for February.

TUESDAY, April 9

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for February, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for February, 10 a.m.

BERLIN â¿¿ Germany releases export and import data for February.

WEDNESDAY, April 10

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Treasury releases federal budget for March, 2 p.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from its March interest-rate meeting.

THURSDAY, April 11

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

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

FRIDAY, April 12

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases retail sales data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for February, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, April 15

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Treasury releases international money flows data for February, 9 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for April, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, April 16

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for March, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for March, 9:15 a.m.

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

WEDNESDAY, April 17

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, April 18

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

MONDAY, April 22

WASHINGTON â¿¿ National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for March, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, April 23

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases new home sales for March, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, April 24

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases durable goods for March, 8:30 a.m.

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

THURSDAY, April 25

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

FRIDAY, April 26

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, April 29

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for March, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for March, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, April 30

WASHINGTON â¿¿ Labor Department releases the first-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for February, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

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