Business events scheduled for Thursday

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Posted: May 04, 2011 2:42 PM
Business events scheduled for Thursday

Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

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

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON _ House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the free trade pact with South Korea.

NEW YORK _ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK _ Retailers release sales data for April.

Cigna Corp. releases quarterly financial results.

CVS Caremark Corp. releases quarterly financial results.

DirecTV releases quarterly financial results.

Estee Lauder Co. Inc. releases quarterly financial results.

General Motors Co. releases quarterly financial results.

Kraft Foods Inc. releases quarterly financial results after the market closes.

Live Nation Entertainment Inc. releases quarterly financial results after the market closes.

Sara Lee Corp. releases quarterly financial results.

Visa Inc. releases quarterly financial results after the market closes.

Spanish bank BBVA releases quarterly financial results.

German sportswear maker Adidas AG releases quarterly financial results.

German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG releases quarterly financial results.

HELSINKI _ European Central Bank's governing council meets to set interest rates for the 17-nation eurozone.

BERLIN _ German Economy Ministry releases industrial orders figures for March.

MADRID _ Spain holds auction of 5-year bonds.

VIENNA _ The International Atomic Energy Agency holds briefing on the Japanese nuclear crisis.