MONDAY, Dec. 7
WASHINTGON _ Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for October, 3 p.m.
WASHINGTON _ Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at the Economic Club of Washington.
TUESDAY, Dec. 8
WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama plans a speech on the economy.
WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for October, 10 a.m.; House Financial Services Committee hearing on the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ AutoZone Inc. releases first-quarter financial results.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Brown-Forman Corp. releases second-quarter financial results.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ H&R Block Inc. releases second-quarter financial results.
CINCINNATI _ Kroger Co. releases third-quarter financial results.
SAN DIEGO _ SAIC Inc. releases third-quarter financial results.
WEDNEDSAY, Dec. 9
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m.; Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs subcommittee hearing on creating jobs in the recession; Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on mortgage fraud, securities fraud and the financial meltdown; Senate Finance Committee hearing on exports and the economy; House Budget Committee hearing on impact of recession and the stimulus bill on the social safety net.
COPENHAGEN _ President Barack Obama attends a global climate summit.
THURSDAY, Dec. 10
WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade for October, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for November, 2 p.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.
ISSAQUAH, Wash. _ Costco Wholesale Corp. releases first-quarter financial results.
SMITHFIELD, Va. _ Smithfield Foods Inc. releases second-quarter financial results.
FRIDAY, Dec. 11
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases retail sales for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for October, 10 a.m.