Major business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday:
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for November, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers release a statement on interest rates, 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Senate Finance subcommittee hearing on retirement security.
BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.
LONDON — Britain releases jobless figures amid predictions from economists that the unemployment rate is dropping faster than the Bank of England expected, putting pressure on interest rates.
FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.
Oracle Corp. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.
Neiman Marcus reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.
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