Business events scheduled for Thursday

AP News
Posted: Aug 29, 2012 12:52 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 personal income and spending for July, 8:30 a.m.

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

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release August sales.

BERLIN — Germany releases August unemployment figures.

MADRID — French President Francois Hollande visits Spain for talks with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on the economic crisis and Spain's battle to avert having to seek a sovereign bailout.

BEIJING — German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets China's top leaders as Europe financial crisis lingers on, with Beijing increasingly worried about a slowdown in its economy.