THURSDAY, May 1

THURSDAY, May 1

WASHINGTON Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. Eastern time; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for March, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.

DETROIT Automakers release vehicle sales for April.

Viacom Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Exxon Mobil Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Kellogg Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

MasterCard Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Kraft Foods Group Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

FRIDAY, May 2

WASHINGTON Labor Department releases employment data for April, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for March, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany Chemical and oil company BASF SE releases first-quarter earnings.

CVS Caremark Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Chevron Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

MONDAY, May 5

WASHINGTON Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m.

BRUSSELS Finance minister from the 18 nations sharing the euro currency discuss Portugal's exit from its bailout program. They are also expected to take stock of the progress made toward overhauling the bloc's financial system by creating a so-called banking union.

BRUSSELS The European Union's executive arm published its latest set pf economic forecasts for the 28-nation bloc.

TUESDAY, May 6

WASHINGTON Commerce Department releases international trade data for March, 8:30 a.m.

PARIS French utility EDF reports its first-quarter sales.

FRANKFURT, Germany Luxury automaker BMW AG reports first-quarter earnings.

FRANKFURT, Germany German airline Lufthansa reports first-quarter earnings.

FRANKFURT, Germany Sports gear maker Adidas AG reports first-quarter earnings.

GENEVA Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS AG, reports its first quarter results.

WEDNESDAY, May 7

WASHINGTON Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for March, 3 p.m.

BERLIN Germany's Economy Ministry releases March industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.

FRANKFURT, Germany Commerzbank AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.

THURSDAY, May 8

WASHINGTON Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK Selected chain retailers release April sales.

VENUE TBC, Belgium European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

BERLIN Germany's Economy Ministry releases March industrial production figures for Europe's biggest economy.

FRANKFURT, Germany Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG releases earnings figures for the January-March period, its fiscal second quarter.

FRANKFURT, Germany Reinsurer Munich Re reports first-quarter earnings figures.

FRANKFURT, Germany Telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom AG reports first-quarter earnings.

MADRID Spanish energy company Repsol presents first-quarter earnings. Ciaran Giles.

TOKYO Toyota, the world's top automaker, announces fiscal annual earnings and final quarter results, expected to show growth on the back of a favorable exchange rate.

FRIDAY, May 9

WASHINGTON Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for March, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for March, 10 a.m.

BERLIN Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for March.

MONDAY, May 12

WASHINGTON Treasury releases federal budget for April, 2 p.m.

TUESDAY, May 13

WASHINGTON Commerce Department releases retail sales data for April, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for March, 10 a.m.

BERLIN Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe's biggest economy.

PARIS Airbus reports first quarter 2014 earnings.

WEDNESDAY, May 14

WASHINGTON Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for April, 8:30 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany Insurer Allianz SE reports first-quarter earnings figures.

TOKYO Sony announces fiscal annual and final quarter earnings.

THURSDAY, May 15

WASHINGTON Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for April, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for March, 9 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for April, 9:15 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for May, 10 a.m.

BERLIN Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases first-quarter economic growth figure.

FRANKFURT, Germany Mail, express delivery and freight company Deutsche Post DHL reports first-quarter earnings figures.

FRIDAY, May 16

WASHINGTON Commerce Department releases housing starts for April, 8:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, May 21

WASHINGTON Federal Reserve releases minutes from April interest-rate meeting.

THURSDAY, May 22

WASHINGTON Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for April, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for April, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, May 23

WASHINGTON Commerce Department releases new home sales for April, 10 a.m.

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

MONDAY, May 26

U.S. stock and bond market is closed for Memorial Day.

TUESDAY, May 27

WASHINGTON Commerce Department releases durable goods for April, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for March and the first quarter, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for May, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, May 28

BERLIN Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases May unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.

THURSDAY, May 29

WASHINGTON Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for April, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, May 30

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