Business events scheduled for Thursday

AP News
Posted: Jan 11, 2012 3:07 PM

Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

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

WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases retail sales data for December, 8:30 a.m.

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

WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases business inventories for November, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON _ Treasury releases federal budget for December, 2 p.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany _ European Central Bank's governing council meets to set interest rates for the eurozone.

LONDON _ Bank of England's monetary policy committee meets to set UK interest rates.

BEIJING _ China releases December inflation data.

TOKYO _ U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner holds news conference with his Japanese counterpart.