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Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming month

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FRIDAY, Aug. 1

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for July.

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

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes.

TUESDAY, Aug. 5

WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for June, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for July, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker BMW AG reports second-quarter earnings.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade data for June, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Economy Ministry releases June industrial orders figures for Europe's biggest economy.

THURSDAY, Aug. 7

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for June, 3 p.m.

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release July sales.

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

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

GENEVA — Swiss food and drink giant Nestle reports half year results.

FRIDAY, Aug. 8

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for June, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases export and import data for June.

TUESDAY, Aug. 12

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for June, 10 a.m.; Treasury releases federal budget for July, 2 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for June, 10 a.m.

TOKYO — Preliminary GDP data for April-June.

THURSDAY, Aug. 14

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

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Statistical Office releases second-quarter economic growth figure.

FRIDAY, Aug. 15

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for July, 9:15 a.m.;

MONDAY, Aug. 18

WASHINGTON — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for August, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, Aug. 19

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for July, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases minutes from its July interest-rate meeting.

THURSDAY, Aug. 21

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

MONDAY, Aug. 25

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases new home sales for July, 10 a.m.

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

TUESDAY, Aug. 26

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for July, 8:30 a.m.; Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for June and the second quarter, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for August, 10 a.m.

THURSDAY, Aug. 28

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for July, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases August unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.

FRIDAY, Aug. 29

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

—All times are Eastern

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