Business events scheduled for the coming month

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month

Associated Press

MONDAY, Sept. 1

U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Labor Day.

TUESDAY, Sept. 2

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for August.

THURSDAY, Sept. 4

WASHINGTON — Payroll processor ADP releases private-sector employment figures for August, 8:15 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for August, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release August sales.

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank meets to set monetary policy.

BERLIN — Germany releases July industrial orders.

FRIDAY, Sept. 5

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for August, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases July industrial production data.

MONDAY, Sept. 8

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for July, 3 p.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases July export and import data.

TUESDAY, Sept. 9

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for July, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for July, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Sept. 11

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for August, 2 p.m.

FRIDAY, Sept. 12

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

MILAN — Eurozone finance ministers meet to discuss their efforts to create a banking union and Greece's bailout.

MONDAY, Sept. 15

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

TUESDAY, Sept. 16

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

BERLIN — Germany's ZEW institute releases index of German investor confidence.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the second quarter, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for September, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

MADRID —Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, releases first-half financial results.

THURSDAY, Sept. 18

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

FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's financial stability watchdog, the European Systemic Risk Board, holds a meeting; European Central Bank hands out the first batch of low-interest, long-term loans to banks.

FRIDAY, Sept. 19

WASHINGTON — Conference Board releases leading indicators for August, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, Sept. 22

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for August, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Sept. 23

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases new home sales for August, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases business confidence index.

THURSDAY, Sept. 25

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 26

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, Sept. 29

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for August, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for August, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Sept. 30

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for July, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for September, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases September unemployment data.

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