Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

WASHINGTON Commerce Department releases durable goods for December, 8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

MADRID National Statistics Institute releases 2015 4th-quarter unemployment figures.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

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

Ford Motor Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

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

Amazon.com Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Amgen Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

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

Visa Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.