All times are Eastern.
Major business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday:
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for November, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.
BERLIN — Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy.
CHINA — HSBC preliminary China manufacturing purchasing managers' index.
SYDNEY — The government will outline Australia's worsening deficit problem due in part to a slump in iron ore and coal prices.
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