Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday:
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. Eastern.
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for January, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on railroad safety.
NEW YORK — Several chain retailers release February sales comparisons.
FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.
BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases January industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG reports fourth-quarter and full-year earnings.
Kroger reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.
H&R Block reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.
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