Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week

Economic Indicators Associated Press

All times are Eastern.

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TUESDAY, Sept. 2

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. 3

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

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FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the 19-nation eurozone.

THURSDAY, Sept. 4

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

BERLIN — Germany releases July industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.

FRIDAY, Sept. 5

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