October 23, 2011 in Business

Coming up

 

Thursday

Connect with the Elect – Discuss issues relevant to the local business community with State Sen. Lisa Brown and Rep. Andy Billig, 8-9 a.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100, Spokane. Free. Information: (509) 321-3632 or http://events .greaterspokane .org.

A glance at key local and national events in the week ahead. All times Pacific. For a complete local list, see Page E2.

Tuesday

• Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for August, 6 a.m.; House Ways and Means Committee hearing on U.S.-China economic relations.

• The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for October, 7 a.m.

Wednesday

• Commerce Department releases durable goods for September, 5:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for September, 7 a.m.

Thursday

• Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 5:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 5:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales for September, 7 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 7 a.m.

Friday

• Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for September, 5:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the third-quarter employment cost index, 5:30 a.m.

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