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.