Business events scheduled for the coming week

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

All times are Eastern.

MONDAY, March 16

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

TUESDAY, March 17

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

TOKYO — Japan's central bank wraps up monetary policy meeting.


WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement and projections due at 2:00 p.m.

MADRID — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, reports earnings for 2014.

FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

THURSDAY, March 19

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade measure for the fourth quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.