Business events scheduled for the coming month

MONDAY, Sept. 3

U.S. stock and bond market is closed for Labor Day.

TUESDAY, Sept. 4

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for August.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, Sept. 6

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for August, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank’s governing council holds its monthly meeting to set interest rates for the eurozone.

BERLIN — Germany releases industrial orders figures for July.

FRIDAY, Sept. 7

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for August, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases industrial production figures and export and import data for July.

VIENNA — German Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses the eurozone crisis with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann and his deputy, Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger.

MONDAY, Sept. 10

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for July, 3 p.m.

TUESDAY, Sept. 11

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for July, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

THURSDAY, Sept. 13

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for August, 2 p.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

FRIDAY, Sept. 14

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for August, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for August, 9:15 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for July, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Sept. 18

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the second quarter, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for September, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for August, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for August, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Sept. 20

WASHINGTON — 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 August, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Sept. 25

WASHINGTON — Standard Poor’s releases SP/Case-Shiller index of home prices for July, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for September, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases new home sales for August, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Sept. 27

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases durable goods for August, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for August, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Sept. 28

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for August, 8:30 a.m.


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