Major business events scheduled for Thursday

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2009 12:56 PM

Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama holds a White House forum on jobs and economic growth.

WASHINGTON _ Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the nomination of Ben Bernanke for another term as Federal Reserve chairman.

NEW YORK _ Major retailers report November sales results.

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

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases revised third-quarter productivity, 8:30 a.m.

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

FRANKFURT _ European Central Bank's governing council meets to set interest rates for the 16-nation euro zone.

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

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

WASHINGTON _ House Agriculture subcommittee hearing on the costs and benefits of agricultural subsidies.

WASHINGTON _ House Financial Services Committee hearing on Internet gambling.