A look at business events during the week
TODAY: The Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for July.
TUESDAY: Apple holds a 10 a.m. product launch in Cupertino, Calif., where it’s expected to unveil a larger iPhone and possibly a computerized watch. ... The Labor Department releases figures on job openings and its labor-turnover survey for July.
WEDNESDAY: Online diamond retailer Blue Nile webcasts its 2:40 p.m. presentation at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference in Las Vegas at investor.bluenile.com. Analysts will want to find out whether pricing changes enacted by the Seattle company have bumped up sales at a time of high volatility in diamond prices.
THURSDAY: The 2014 Washington State Biomedical Device Summit runs 3-7 p.m. at the University of Washington, Bothell. The keynote speaker is Venkat Rajan, medical devices industry manager with industry analyst group Frost & Sullivan. ... Top executives for Zulily, a Seattle-based online retailer geared to moms, will webcast a question-and-answer session with investors and analysts from its newly automated fulfillment center in Lockbourne, Ohio. It starts at 9:30 a.m. at http://investor.zulily.com. The company has been trying to improve the timing of its shipments, which lags its competitors, and automation is seen as key. ... Snohomish County holds its economic forum, 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Everett Golf and Country Club.
FRIDAY: The Commerce Department releases retail sales data for August and its July business inventories report.