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Business events scheduled for Thursday

Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m. Eastern.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly unemployment claims, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

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

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release August sales.

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

BERLIN — Economy Ministry releases July industrial orders figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russia hosts two-day summit of G-20 leaders.

PARIS — France reports its second-quarter unemployment figures after the economy grew more than expected, pulling the country out of recession.

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