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Business events scheduled for the coming month


FRIDAY, Feb. 1

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for January, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for January.

MONDAY, Feb. 4

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for December, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Feb. 5

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for January, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6

BERLIN — Germany releases December industrial orders figures.

THURSDAY, Feb. 7

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for December, 3 p.m.

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release January sales comparisons.

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

BERLIN — Germany releases December industrial production figures.

FRIDAY, Feb. 8

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade data for December, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for December, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Feb. 12

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for December, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for January, 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13

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

THURSDAY, Feb. 14

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

BERLIN — Germany releases preliminary fourth-quarter gross domestic product figures.

FRIDAY, Feb. 15

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

MONDAY, Feb. 18

U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Washington's Birthday.

TUESDAY, Feb. 19

WASHINGTON — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for February, 10 a.m.

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

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for January, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from January interest-rate meeting.

THURSDAY, Feb. 21

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for January, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for January, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Feb. 22

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

TUESDAY, Feb. 26

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for December and the fourth quarter, 9 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for January, 10 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for February, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for January, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for January, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Feb. 28

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases February unemployment figures for Germany.


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