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 _ Commerce Department releases factory orders for April, 10 a.m.
NEW YORK _ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
NEW YORK _ Retailers release sales data for May.
VIENNA _ The International Atomic Energy Agency briefs reporters on the Japanese nuclear crisis.
AACHEN, Germany _ European Central Bank president Jean-Claude Trichet receives the International Charlemagne Prize for his contribution to European unity.