Business events scheduled for the coming week
MONDAY, Oct. 8
WASHINGTON — Bond markets closed for Columbus Day. U.S. stock market is open.
BERLIN — Germany releases industrial production figures for August.
TUESDAY, Oct. 9
Alcoa Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
Yum Brands Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
BRUSSELS — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi speaks to European Parliament in Brussels.
LUXEMBOURG — European Union finance ministers meet to assess the budgetary situation in Portugal and address the challenges of the European financial crisis.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for August, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for August, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.
THURSDAY, Oct. 11
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for August, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for the fiscal year 2012, 2 p.m.
Safeway Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
FRIDAY, Oct. 12
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for September, 8:30 a.m.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports quarterly financial results.
Wells Fargo & Co. reports quarterly financial results.