Business events scheduled for the coming month

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MONDAY, August 1

WASHINGTON ? Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m. Eastern.

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, August 2

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.

DETROIT ? Automakers release vehicle sales for July.

WEDNESDAY, August 3

WASHINGTON Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for July, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases factory orders for June, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, August 4

WASHINGTON ? Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

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

WASHINGTON ? Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee hearing on nominee to direct Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

NEW YORK ? Retailers release sales data for July.

FRIDAY, August 5

WASHINGTON ? Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for June, 3 p.m.

WASHINGTON ? House Financial Services Committee hearing on exposure of U.S. banks to the European Union’s debt crisis.

MONDAY, August 8

TUESDAY, August 9

WASHINGTON ? Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Federal Reserve meets to discuss interest rates.

WEDNESDAY, August 10

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for June, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for June, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Treasury releases federal budget for July, 2 p.m.

LONDON ? The Bank of England releases its inflation report.

THURSDAY, August 11

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases international trade for June, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

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

FRIDAY, August 12

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases retail sales for July, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases business inventories for June, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, August 15

WASHINGTON ? Treasury releases international money flows data for June, 9 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for August, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, August 16

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases housing starts for July, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Federal Reserve releases industrial production for July, 9:15 a.m.

MADRID ? Spain’s National Statistics Institute releases second-quarter GDP figures.

WEDNESDAY, August 17

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

LONDOND ? The Bank of England releases minutes from the August meeting of the rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee.

THURSDAY, August 18

WASHINGTON ? Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.

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

WASHINGTON ? National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for July, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK ? Conference Board releases leading indicators for July, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, August 19

MONDAY, August 22

TUESDAY, August 23

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases new home sales for July, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, August 24

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases durable goods for July, 8:30 a.m.;

THURSDAY, August 25

WASHINGTON ? Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

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

FRIDAY, August 26

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, August 29

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for July, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for July, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, August 30

WASHINGTON ? Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for June and the second quarter, 9 a.m.

WASHINGTON ? Federal Reserve releases minutes from August interest-rate meeting.

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

WEDNESDAY, August 31

WASHINGTON ? Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.