A look at business events during the week
TUESDAY: Standard & Poor’s releases its September S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city home-price index, which includes the Seattle area. ... The state’s Employment Security Department releases county unemployment rates for October. ... The Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product. ... The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for November.
WEDNESDAY: The Commerce Department reports on durable goods for October, as well as October personal income and spending. ... The National Association of Realtors releases its pending home-sales index for October, and the Commerce Department reports October new-home sales.
THURSDAY: U.S. financial markets are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
FRIDAY: This is the traditional kickoff of retailers’ holiday shopping season, although it’s almost anti-climactic since so many stores are open Thanksgiving Day. ... The U.S. stock market closes early, at 10 a.m. Seattle time, in this post-holiday session.
SUNDAY: Look for The Seattle Times’ monthly TimesWatch feature, a graphic roundup of economic indicators for the Puget Sound region.