The Associated Press
Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.
The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT):
SUNDAY: No events of note.
MONDAY: Toyota's chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, speaks at the Economic Club of WASHINGTON.
TUESDAY: Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for September, 10 a.m. Eastern; Commerce Department releases construction spending for August, 10 a.m.; Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on housing finance reform.
WEDNESDAY: No events of note.
THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for September, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for August, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY: Labor Department releases employment data for September, 8:30 a.m.
SATURDAY: No events of note.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
No events of note.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits South Korea and Japan, through Oct. 4.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama meets with Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
WASHINGTON -- Toyota's chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, speaks at the Economic Club of WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON -- Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at Georgetown University Law Center.
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton is honored by the Children's Defense Fund.
BRUSSELS -- Inflation figures for the 17-country Eurozone are published and are expected to show price pressures remain fairly benign.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1
Secretary of State John Kerry visits Japan and Indonesia, through Oct. 7.
WASHINGTON -- Start of the new budget year.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on housing finance reform.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on government clearances and background checks, focusing on the Navy Yard shootings.
DETROIT -- Automakers release vehicle sales for September.
BERLIN -- Federal Labor Agency releases September unemployment figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.
TOKYO -- Bank of Japan releases quarterly "tankan" index of business confidence, which if it is as good as expected will clear the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to make an expected announcement that he will go ahead with plans to raise the sales tax to 8 percent from 5 percent.
Walgreen Co. reports third-quarter financial results before the market opens.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama speaks at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual awards dinner.
WASHINGTON -- Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Witnesses include James Clapper, director of national intelligence, and Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency.
PARIS -- European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the Eurozone.
HONG KONG -- Asian Development Bank releases latest economic outlook on emerging Asian economies.
Monsanto Co. reports third-quarter financial results before the market opens.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
WASHINGTON -- Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on threats against the United States.
NEW YORK -- Selected chain retailers release September sales.
BRUSSELS -- Retail sales figures for the 17-country Eurozone will be monitored to see if the recent signs of economic improvement are prompting consumers to spend more.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
No events of note.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
No events of note.
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