Business events scheduled for the coming week
MONDAY, Oct. 29
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for September, 8:30 a.m.
MADRID — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy meets Italian Premier Mario Monti in Madrid for talks on the economic crisis plaguing both countries.
TUESDAY, Oct. 30
WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for August, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for October, 10 a.m.
MADRID — Spain releases third-quarter growth figures.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the third-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.
THURSDAY, Nov. 1
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases third-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for October, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for September, 10 a.m.
DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for October.
NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release October sales.
FRIDAY, Nov. 2
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for October, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for September, 10 a.m.