Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week:

All times are Eastern.

MONDAY, Sept. 18

WASHINGTON —National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for September, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for July, 4 p.m.

TUESDAY, Sept. 19

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for August, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the second quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.


WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for August, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates, statement scheduled for 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, Sept. 21

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve reports on U.S. households' net worth for the second quarter, noon.