All times are Eastern

All times are Eastern

TUESDAY, Dec. 1

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for October, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for November.

BERLIN — Germany releases unemployment figures for November.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases revised third-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 3

WASHINGTON —Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for October, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the 19-nation eurozone.

FRIDAY, Dec. 4

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases international trade data for October, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases October industrial orders figures.

MONDAY, Dec. 7

WASHINGTON —Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for October, 3 p.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 8

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for October, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases October export and import figures.

THURSDAY, Dec. 10

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for November, 2 p.m.

FRDAY, Dec. 11

WASHINGTON —Commerce Department releases retail sales data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for October, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 15

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for November, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for December, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for November, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for November, 9:15 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers release a statement on interest rates, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 17

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the third quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for November, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index.

TOKYO — Japan releases November trade data.

TUESDAY, Dec. 22

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for November, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for November, 10 am.

THURSDAY, Dec. 24

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

FRIDAY, Dec. 25

Stock and bond markets are closed for Christmas Day.

TUESDAY, Dec. 29

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for October, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for December, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for November, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Dec. 31

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