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Business events scheduled for the coming month



MONDAY, Sept. 1

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

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.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for August.

THURSDAY, Sept. 4

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

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release August sales.

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

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

BILLUND, Denmark — Privately-held toymaker Lego presents results for first part of 2014.

FRIDAY, Sept. 5

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

BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases July industrial production figures for Europe's biggest economy.

MONDAY, Sept. 8

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

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for July.

TUESDAY, Sept. 9

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for July, 10 a.m

THURSDAY, Sept. 11

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 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.

FRIDAY, Sept. 12

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for August, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for July, 10 a.m.

MILAN — Finance ministers from the 18 euro countries meet to discuss their efforts to create a banking union and an upcoming review of Greece's bailout, which some say may need a top-up.

MONDAY, Sept. 15

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for August, 9:15 a.m.

TUESDAY, Sept. 16

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

BERLIN — Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m.; 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.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

MADRID —Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, presents earnings for the first six months of 2014.

THURSDAY, Sept. 18

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for August, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's financial stability watchdog, the European Systemic Risk Board, holds a meeting.

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank hands out the first batch of low-interest, long-term loans to banks. The cheap money, which banks don't have to pay back until 2018, is aimed at getting banks to loan to companies and support an economy that's struggling to grow.

FRIDAY, Sept. 19

WASHINGTON — Conference Board releases leading indicators for August, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, Sept. 22

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

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24

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

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

THURSDAY, Sept. 25

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases durable goods for August, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Sept. 26

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, Sept. 29

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 30

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

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases September unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.


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