This Week’s Datebook
* Conseco Inc. releases third-quarter earnings.
* Cisco Systems Inc. releases first-quarter earnings.
* Third-quarter earnings released by EchoStar Communications Corp. and Marsh & McLennan Cos.
* Federal Open Market Committee meets to discuss interest rates.
* Commerce Department reports on international trade for September.
* Labor Department reports on weekly jobless claims.
* Treasury reports on federal budget for October.
* Federated Department Stores Inc. releases third-quarter earnings.
* Freddie Mac reports on mortgage rates.
* Third-quarter earnings released by Dell Inc., Kohl’s Corp., Pixar Animation Studios and Target Corp.
* Commerce Department reports on retail sales for October and business inventories for September.