Major business events and economic events scheduled for Wednesday:
WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for January, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON _ U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on the president's trade agenda.
WASHINGTON _ Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the housing market.
WASHINGTON _ Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee.
WASHINGTON _ FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee.
WASHINGTON _ Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee.
H&R Block Inc. releases quarterly financial results.
Europe's EADS, the parent company of aircraft maker Airbus, releases annual earnings.
LISBON _ Portugal, trying to avoid asking for a bailout, aims to borrow up to 1 billion euros from investors in its second bond auction of the year. Results expected midmorning.