A look at business events during the week
TODAY: Gov. Jay Inslee officially opens a new Boeing Advanced Research Center at the University of Washington’s Mechanical Engineering department. UW President Michael Young and Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Ray Conner will attend. . ... U.S. financial markets are closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
TUESDAY: The National Association of Home Builders releases its housing- market index for January.
WEDNESDAY: Microsoft releases more details about features of its upcoming Windows 10 operating system at the company’s Redmond campus. The news event will be webcast live at 9 a.m. at http://news.microsoft. com/windows10story/. ... The Commerce Department releases housing starts for December.
THURSDAY: Starbucks reports its fiscal 2015 first-quarter earnings. The company is expected to provide more details about a shift in top management, as Chief Operating Officer Troy Alstead steps down to take a sabbatical. ... The state Economic Security Department releases December employment figures for Washington and the Seattle area. ... The European Central Bank’s governing council meets in Frankfurt, Germany, to set monetary policy for the 19-nation eurozone. It’s expected to make some economic-stimulus moves.
FRIDAY: The National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for December.
SUNDAY: Look for TimesWatch, a monthly graphical look at economic indicators for the Puget Sound region, in The Seattle Times’ Business section.