A look at business events during the week
TODAY: The Federal Reserve reports on October industrial production.
TUESDAY: The Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for October. ... The National Association of Home Builders issues its November housing-market index.
WEDNESDAY: The state Employment Security Department releases October jobs data for Washington and the Seattle area. ... The 2014 Pacific Marine Expo — the West Coast’s largest commercial marine-trade show — runs for three days at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The expo includes the annual Maritime Industry Economic Forecast breakfast, on Thursday. ... The Commerce Department reports on October housing starts. ... The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its October interest-rate meeting.
THURSDAY: The politics and economics of China and its impact on the Pacific Northwest will be discussed by Gary Locke, former Washington governor and U.S. ambassador to China, along with Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith, UW President Michael Young and China experts Nelson Dong and Jimmy Hexter. This Seattle Times event, moderated by business columnist Jon Talton, is at 6:30 p.m. at the Microsoft campus in Redmond. ... The Museum of Flight kicks off a three-day “Delta V Spacefest.” Speakers from NASA, Boeing, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Planetary Resources and others will give presentations on the latest developments in space exploration and human spaceflight. ... The Labor Department reports bimonthly inflation numbers for the Seattle area as well as the U.S. Consumer Price Index for October. ... The Conference Board releases leading indicators for October. ... The National Association of Realtors reports existing home sales for October.