Business events scheduled for the coming week

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Posted: Nov 27, 2009 1:14 PM

SUNDAY, Nov. 29

Several airlines will begin adding 10-dollar surcharges on most of their tickets.

TUESDAY, Dec. 1

WASHINGTON _ National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for October, 10 a.m; Commerce Department releases construction spending for October, 10 a.m.; Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on aviation safety, focusing on pilot fatigue.

NEW YORK _ The Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for November, 10 a.m.

DETROIT _ Major automakers report U.S. auto sales for November.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. _ Staples Inc. reports third-quarter financial results.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2

WASHINGTON _ Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.; Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee hearing on over-the-counter derivatives; House Financial Services Committee hearing on Internet gambling.

THURSDAY, Dec. 3

WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama holds a White House forum on jobs and economic growth; Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the nomination of Ben Bernanke for another term as Federal Reserve chairman; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases revised third-quarter productivity, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates; House Agriculture subcommittee hearing on the costs and benefits of agricultural subsidies.

NEW YORK _ The Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for November, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK _ Retailers report sales results.

HORSHAM, Pa. _ Toll Brothers Inc. reports fourth-quarter financial results.

FRIDAY, Dec. 4

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases employment data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for October, 10 a.m.