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The Associated Press | November 29, 2013 12:27 PM EST | AP


NOTE: The calendar reflects several schedule changes due to the lingering impact of the government shutdown. Reports from various government agencies are still subject to rescheduling as those agencies continue to sort out their calendars.

MONDAY, Dec. 2

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for November, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for September and October, 10 a.m.

HONG KONG— HSBC releases full version of PMI manufacturing indicator.

TUESDAY, Dec. 3

WASHINGTON — House Education and the Workforce subcommittee hearing on financial aid for college.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for November.

BERLIN — Anti-corruption group Transparency International releases its annual report ranking 177 countries according to how corrupt their officials are perceived to be.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade data for October, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for September and October, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for November, 10 a.m.; President Barack Obama speaks on the economy at the Center for American Progress.; House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the health care law and Medicare Advantage, the private insurance alternative within Medicare; House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing on the health care law.

LISBON, Portugal — Inspectors from Portugal's bailout creditors arrive in Lisbon for a review of the country's progress in restoring fiscal health.

BALI — Trade and economic ministers from more than 100 countries to meet on the resort island of Bali during WTO Ministerial Conference.

THURSDAY, Dec. 5

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for October, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

Kroger Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market open.

FRIDAY, Dec. 6

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for October, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for October, 3 p.m.

BERLIN — Economy Ministry releases October industrial order figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy. Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for October.

MONDAY, Dec. 9

BERLIN — Economy Ministry releases October industrial production figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

TUESDAY, Dec. 10

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October, 10 a.m.; Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for October, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11

WASHINGTON — Treasury releases federal budget for November, 2 p.m.

MADRID — Inditex, which owns Zara stores, presents third-quarter results.

THURSDAY, Dec. 12

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases retail sales data for November, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for October, 10 a.m.

GENEVA — The global airline industry issues its annual profit forecast and outlook for the coming year, and reports on its financial condition. There's expected to be a modest improvement in global net profit to $10.6 billion for 2013, mainly based on more passengers and cargo.

FRIDAY, Dec. 13

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for November, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, Dec. 16

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases revised third-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for November, 9:15 a.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 17

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the third quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for November, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for December, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

BERLIN — Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for November, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers release a statement on interest rates.

THURSDAY, Dec. 19

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for November, 10 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Conference Board releases leading indicators for November, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's financial stability watchdog, the European Systemic Risk Board, holds a regular quarterly meeting.

STOCKHOLM — Scandinavian airline group SAS AB releases full-year report.

FRIDAY, Dec. 20

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases final third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

MONDAY, Dec. 23

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for November, 8:30 a.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 24

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for November, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for November, 10 am.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 25

Stock and bond markets are closed for Christmas Day.

THURSDAY, Dec. 26

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

MONDAY, Dec. 30

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for November, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Dec. 31

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for October, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for December, 10 a.m.