Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week:

All times are Eastern.

MONDAY, Sept. 25

BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

TUESDAY, Sept. 26

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for July, 9 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for August, 10 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for September, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for August, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for August, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Sept. 28

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, Sept. 29

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for August, 8:30 a.m.