Business events scheduled for the coming week

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Posted: Jul 26, 2012 1:15 PM

MONDAY, July 30

MADRID — Spain releases second-quarter gross domestic product.

TUESDAY, July 31

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the second-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for May, 9 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

NEW YORK — The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for July, 10 a.m.

TOKYO — Japan releases industrial production data.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for July.

THURSDAY, Aug. 2

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 factory orders for June, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release July sales.

FRIDAY, Aug. 3

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for July, 10 a.m.