Business events scheduled for the coming week
MONDAY, Dec. 24
U.S. stock markets close early, at 1 p.m., for Christmas Eve.
TUESDAY, Dec. 25
Stock and bond markets are closed for Christmas Day.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26
WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for October, 9 a.m.
THURSDAY, Dec. 27
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for November, 10 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for December, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY, Dec. 28
WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for November, 10 a.m.