Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:
WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases international trade for October, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON _ Treasury releases federal budget for November, 2 p.m.
ISSAQUAH, Wash. _ Costco Wholesale Corp. releases first-quarter financial results.
SMITHFIELD, Va. _ Smithfield Foods Inc. releases second-quarter financial results.
WASHINGTON _ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.