Major business and economic events scheduled for Wednesday:
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for October, 8:30 a.m. Eastern.
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for October, 8:30 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases business inventories for September, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for October, 10 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases minutes from its October interest-rate meeting, 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.
WASHINGTON — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions subcommittee hearing on social and economic status and health care.
LONDON — The Bank of England releases minutes for its latest monetary policy meeting.
ROME — The European automakers' association releases October car sales numbers.
TOKYO — Trade data for October likely to show Japan's deficit deepened.
TOKYO — Tokyo Motor Show, one of the biggest auto shows in the world, opens.
Lowe's Companies Inc. reports quarterly results before the market open.
J.C. Penney Co. reports quarterly results before the market open.
Deere & Co. reports quarterly results before the market open