Major business events scheduled for Thursday

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Posted: Nov 18, 2009 1:24 PM

Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

PARIS _ Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development releases forecast for major world economies.

NEW YORK _ The Conference Board releases leading indicators for October, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO _ Gap Inc. releases third-quarter results.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. _ Sears Holdings Corp. releases third-quarter results.

WASHINGTON _ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.

WASHINGTON _ Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on offshore energy production.

WASHINGTON _ House Ways and Means subcommittees' hearing on increased demand for help from food banks and charities.

WASHINGTON _ House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on cancer research.