Business events scheduled for the coming week

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

All times are Eastern.

MONDAY, July 27

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

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

Restaurant Brands International Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

TUESDAY, July 28

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for May, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

OSLO, Norway — State-controlled oil and gas company Statoil presents its second-quarter earnings.

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

Merck & Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

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

Reynolds American Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

United Parcel Service Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

Gilead Sciences Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

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

WEDNESDAY, July 29

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for June, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates and release statement, 2 p.m.

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

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

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

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

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

Whole Foods Market Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

THURSDAY, July 30

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany releases unemployment figures for July.

MADRID — Spanish energy company Repsol presents second-quarter earnings report.

PARIS — Cosmetics firm L'Oreal presents its first-half earnings.

HELSINKI - Nokia releases second-quarter financial results.

The Procter & Gamble Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

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

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

FRIDAY, July 31

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the second-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.

Exxon Mobil Corp. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.