This Week's Datebook

From Times Wire Services

Here are some of the key economic and business events scheduled for the week.


* Senate Governmental Affairs panel holds hearing on the mutual fund industry.

* Commerce Department reports on construction spending for September.

* Institute of Supply Management releases its manufacturing index report for October.

* Automakers report on vehicle sales for October.

* Charter Communications Inc., Kellogg Co. and MetLife Inc. release third-quarter earnings.



* D.C. Court of Appeals holds hearings on challenges to Microsoft Corp. antitrust settlement.

* Treasury bill auction.

* House Financial Services subcommittee holds hearing on the mutual fund industry.

* Clear Channel Communications Inc., Gillette Co., Prudential Financial Inc. and Tyco International Ltd. release third-quarter earnings.

* Deadline for prosecutors to decide whether to retry Frank P. Quattrone, the former Credit Suisse First Boston banker whose trial ended in a hung jury.



* Commerce Department reports on factory orders for September.

* Institute of Supply Management releases its nonmanufacturing index report for October.

* Cisco Systems Inc. and News Corp. release first-quarter earnings.

* Qualcomm Inc. releases fourth-quarter earnings.

* Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testifies before Senate Banking Committee on state of the banking industry.

* House Financial Services subcommittee holds hearings on insurance regulation and abusive lending practices.



* Labor Department reports on preliminary third-quarter worker productivity.

* Labor Department reports on weekly jobless claims.

* House Financial Services subcommittee continues hearing on mutual fund industry.

* Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, reports on mortgage rates.

* Chain stores report on retail sales for October.

* Georgetown Law Center opens two-day conference on restoring trust in corporate America.



* Labor Department reports on employment for October.

* Federal Reserve reports on consumer credit for September.

* Commerce Department reports on wholesale trade for September.

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