Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday.

All times are Eastern.

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

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for October, 9:15 a.m.

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

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

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.