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.