Business events scheduled for the coming week
Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week:
All times are Eastern.
MONDAY, March 18
National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for March, 10 a.m.;
TUESDAY, March 19
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for September, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.
FedEx reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.
WEDNESDAY, March 20
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement and projections due at 2:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, March 21
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases current account trade measure for the fourth quarter, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for February, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.