Business events scheduled for the coming week

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Posted: Dec 01, 2011 3:15 PM
Business events scheduled for the coming week

MONDAY, Dec. 5

WASHINGTON _ Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for October, 10 a.m.

BUDAPEST, Hungary _ The finance ministers of Germany, Slovakia and Romania, as well as Hungary's economy minister and the Czech deputy finance minister take part in a roundtable discussion about competitiveness and economic growth in Europe.

ROME _ Italian Cabinet meets to approve austerity measures and structural reforms to spur economic growth amid worsening financial crisis.

TUESDAY, Dec. 6

WASHINGTON _ Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the merger of pharmacy benefits companies Express Scripts and Medco.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7

WASHINGTON _ Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for October, 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 8

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Dec. 9

WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases international trade for October, 8:30 a.m.