Major business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday.

All times are Eastern.

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

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for October, 8:30 a.m.

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

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases minutes from its October interest-rate meeting, 2 p.m.