MONDAY, Nov. 19
WASHINGTON — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for November, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for October, 10 a.m.
Lowe's Cos. Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
TUESDAY, Nov. 20
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for October, 8:30 a.m.
Best Buy Co. Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
Hewlett-Packard Co. reports quarterly financial results.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for October, 10 a.m.
Deere & Co. reports quarterly financial results.
THURSDAY, Nov. 22
Stock and bond markets closed for Thanksgiving Day.
TOKYO — Japan releases trade data for October.
BRUSSELS — European heads of state meet for a summit to discuss the region's financial crisis. Through Friday.
FRIDAY, Nov. 23
FRANKFURT, Germany — Germany's Ifo institute releases its survey of business optimism, a key leading indicator for Europe's largest economy.