Business events scheduled for the coming week

MONDAY, Oct. 29

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

MADRID _ Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy meets Italian Premier Mario Monti in Madrid for talks on the economic crisis plaguing both countries.

TUESDAY, Oct. 30

WASHINGTON _ Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for August, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for October, 10 a.m.

MADRID _ Spain releases third-quarter growth figures.


WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases the third-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.


WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases third-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for October, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for September, 10 a.m.

DETROIT _ Automakers release vehicle sales for October.

NEW YORK _ Selected chain retailers release October sales.

FRIDAY, Nov. 2

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases employment data for October, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for September, 10 a.m.