Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week:
All times are Eastern.
WASHINGTON — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for December, 10 a.m.
TUESDAY, Dec. 19
WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases housing starts for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the third quarter, 8:30 a.m.
NEW YORK — FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results after the market close.
BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20
WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for November, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, Dec. 21
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases durable goods for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for November, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases state unemployment data, 10 a.m.
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