Major business and economic events scheduled for Tuesday:
All times are Eastern.
WASHINGTON " Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases quarterly earnings, 8 a.m.
WASHINGTON " Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for October, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON " Commerce Department releases construction spending for September, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON " Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.
DETROIT " Automakers release vehicle sales for October.
TOKYO " Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony reports second quarter earnings.
Pfizer Inc. reports earnings before the market open.
This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings