Business events scheduled for the coming week
MONDAY, Feb. 4
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for December, 10 a.m. Eastern.
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 Banks 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.