Business events scheduled for the coming week

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week

Associated Press

All times are Eastern

MONDAY, Aug. 18

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 19

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for July, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.

Home Depot Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases minutes from its July interest rate meeting.

Lowe's Cos. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Target Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

THURSDAY, Aug. 21

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 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 July, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for July, 10 a.m.

Gap Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

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