Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

WASHINGTON Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m. Eastern time.

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

WASHINGTON Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

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

WASHINGTON 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.