Business events scheduled for the coming month

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

MONDAY, June 2

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

TUESDAY, June 3

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for April, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for May.

WEDNESDAY, June 4

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade data for April, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for May, 10 a.m.; ; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, June 5

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

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release May sales comparisons.

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

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

FRIDAY, June 6

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for May, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for April, 3 p.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases April industrial production figures for Europe's biggest economy. Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for April.

TUESDAY, June 10

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

WEDNESDAY, June 11

WASHINGTON — Treasury releases federal budget for May, 2 p.m.

MADRID — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, presents first quarter earnings.

THURSDAY, June 12

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for May, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for April, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, June 13

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

MONDAY, June 16

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for May, 9:15 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for June, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, June 17

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for May, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for May, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

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

WEDNESDAY, June 18

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the first quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement and economic forecast due at 2:00 p.m.; Chairman Ben Bernanke holds press conference at 2:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, June 19

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for May, 10 a.m.

GENEVA — Switzerland's central bank assesses the health of the nation's safe-haven currency, sets possible new policy at news conference Thursday in the Swiss capital Bern.

MONDAY, June 23

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for May, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, June 24

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for April, 9 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for May, 10 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for June, 10 a.m.

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

WEDNESDAY, June 25

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases durable goods for May, 8:30 a.m.

THURSDAY, June 26

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for May, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, June 30

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