c.2013 New York Times News Service

c.2013 New York Times News Service

ECONOMIC REPORTS

Information to be released this week includes construction spending for July and the Institute for Supply Management index of manufacturing activity in August (Tuesday); the U.S. trade deficit for July, the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book regional economic report, and the Challenger, Gray & Christmas report on job cuts in August (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims, ADP employment for August, and factory orders for July (Thursday); and the U.S. unemployment report for August (Friday).

CORPORATE EARNINGS

Companies scheduled to report results include H&R Block (Tuesday); Dollar General (Wednesday); Smith & Wesson (Thursday); and Smithfield Foods (Friday).

IN THE UNITED STATES

On Monday, banks, financial markets, government offices and many businesses will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

On Wednesday, automakers are scheduled to report on North American vehicle sales in August.

OVERSEAS

On Monday, the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, will brief a government budget committee on Greece’s third financial assistance package, and the governor of the Bank of England, Mark J. Carney, will hold a news conference before the meeting of the Group of 20 nations.

On Tuesday, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will issues its assessment of the economies of the Group of 7 industrialized nations and China.

On Thursday, the Group of 20 nations will begin its annual two-day conference in St. Petersburg, Russia; and the Bank of England and the European Central Bank will issue decisions on interest rates and monetary policy.