AP National News Calendar
Eds: Major scheduled events for the week Dec. 16-22. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.
The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times are Eastern), unless otherwise noted:
SUNDAY: No events of note.
MONDAY: National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for December, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for October, 4 p.m.
TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases housing starts for November, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.
WEDNESDAY: Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the third quarter, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for November, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers release a statement on interest rates, 2 p.m.
THURSDAY: Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY: Commerce Department releases durable goods for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for November, 8:30 a.m.
SATURDAY: No events of note.
SUNDAY, Dec. 16
No events of note.
MONDAY, Dec. 17
Washington — Supreme Court on break until Jan. 7.
TUESDAY, Dec. 18
Washington — Sentencing scheduled for former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Berlin — Germany’s Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a closely watched indicator for Europe’s biggest economy.
FedEx reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19
Washington — Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on how the legal approach by the U.S. and the European Union to monopolies.
THURSDAY, Dec. 20
Washington — House Financial Services Committee hearing on the national debt.
FRIDAY, Dec. 21
Washington — Deadline by day’s end to avoid a partial federal government shutdown.
SATURDAY, Dec. 22
No events of note.