All times are Eastern.

All times are Eastern.

Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

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

WASHINGTON Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

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

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

MADRID The National Statistics Institute releases preliminary GDP figures for the third quarter.

Altria Group Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

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

LinkedIn Corp. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

Starbucks Corp. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.