Business events scheduled for the coming month

By The Associated Press Markets Associated Press

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month:

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All times are Eastern.

FRIDAY, Dec. 1

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

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for November.

MONDAY, Dec. 4

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WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for October, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 5

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade data for October, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for November, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6

WASHINGTON — Payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in November, 8:15 a.m.; Labor Department releases revised third-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 7

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for October, 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, Dec. 8

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, Dec. 11

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for October, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 12

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for November, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for November, 2 p.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for November, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers release a statement on interest rates, 2 p.m.

MADRID — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns the Zara stores, presents 3rd-quarter earning results.

THURSDAY, Dec. 14

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for October, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Dec. 15

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for November, 9:15 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for October, 4 p.m.

MONDAY, Dec. 18

WASHINGTON — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for December, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 19

WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases housing starts for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the third quarter, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for November, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 21

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Dec. 22

WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases durable goods for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for November, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, Dec. 25

Stock and bond markets are closed for Christmas Day (observed).

TUESDAY, Dec. 26

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for October, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for December, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for November, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 28

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