Business events scheduled for the coming week
All times are Eastern.
TUESDAY, March 15
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for February, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for January, 10 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for March, 10 a.m.; Treasury Department releases foreign holdings data for January, 4 p.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.
WEDNESDAY, March 16
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for February, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for February, 9:15 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement and projections due at 2 p.m.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker BMW presents full-year and fourth-quarter earnings figures.
FedEx Corp. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.
THURSDAY, March 17
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.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for January, 10 a.m.
TOKYO - Japan trade data for February.