Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week

Industrials Associated Press

All times are Eastern.

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MONDAY, March 16

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for February, 9:15 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for March, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, March 17

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

TOKYO — Japan's central bank wraps up monetary policy meeting.

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WEDENSDAY, March 18

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement and projections due at 2:00 p.m.

MADRID — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, presents earnings results for 2014.

THURSDAY, March 19

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 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.