Business events scheduled for the coming month

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month:

All times are Eastern.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1

WASHINGTON " Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for December, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates and release statement, 2 p.m.

DETROIT " Automakers release vehicle sales for January.

Altria Group Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Facebook Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

THURSDAY, Feb. 2

WASHINGTON " Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

LONDON " Oil giant Shell reports fourth-quarter earnings.

LONDON " Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca reports fourth-quarter earnings.

TOKYO " Sony reports earnings.

NEW DELHI " RBI decision on interest rates.

Merck & Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Amazon.com Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

Visa Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

FRIDAY, Feb. 3

WASHINGTON " Labor Department releases employment data for January, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for January, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for December, 10 a.m.

LONDON " Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline reports fourth quarter earnings.

TOKYO " Japanese automaker Honda reports third quarter earnings.

MONDAY, Feb. 6

TOKYO " Toyota reports earnings.

TUESDAY, Feb. 7

WASHINGTON " Commerce Department releases international trade data for December, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for December, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for December, 3 p.m.

LONDON " Oil giant BP reports fourth-quarter earnings.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8

NEW DELHI " India is expected to release fourth-quarter GDP data.

TOKYO " Softbank reports earnings.

THURSDAY, Feb. 9

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 December, 10 a.m.

TOKYO " Nissan reports third-quarter earnings.

FRIDAY, Feb. 10

WASHINGTON " Treasury releases federal budget for January, 2 p.m.

MONDAY, Feb. 13

TOKYO " Japan reports preliminary fourth-quarter GDP.

TUESDAY, Feb. 14

WASHINGTON " Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN " Federal Statistical Office releases fourth-quarter growth figure for the German economy, Europe's biggest.

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15

WASHINGTON " Commerce Department releases retail sales data for January, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for January, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for January, 9:15 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for December, 10 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for February, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for December, 4 p.m.

THURSDAY, Feb. 16

WASHINGTON " Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for January, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.;

MONDAY, Feb. 20

U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Washington's Birthday.

TUESDAY, Feb. 21

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22

WASHINGTON " National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for January, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from January interest-rate meeting.

BERLIN " Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

THURSDAY, Feb. 23

WASHINGTON " Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

MADRID " Spanish energy company Repsol releases financial results for the fourth quarter.

FRIDAY, Feb. 24

WASHINGTON " Commerce Department releases new home sales for January, 10 a.m.

LONDON " Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland announces fourth quarter earnings.

MONDAY, Feb. 27

WASHINGTON " Commerce Department releases durable goods for January, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for January, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Feb. 28

WASHINGTON " Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for December, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for February, 10 a.m.

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