Business events scheduled for the coming week
TUESDAY, Jan. 1
Stock and bond markets are closed for New Year's Day.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2
WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for December, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for November, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, Jan. 3
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from December interest-rate meeting.
DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for December.
NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release December sales comparisons.
FRIDAY, Jan. 4
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for December, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for December, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for November, 10 a.m.