Monday, May 31, 2004

The week ahead



Monday: U.S. financial markets are closed.

Tuesday: Commerce Department reports on construction spending for April.

Wednesday: May auto sales released; U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the role of state securities regulators in protecting consumers.

Thursday: Oil ministers from OPEC nations meet in Beirut to discuss Saudi Arabian push to boost cartel's production to cool world oil price rise; Labor Department reports on productivity and costs; Commerce Department reports on factory orders for April; the nation's retailers release their sales figures for May; U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee hearing on the financial condition of the airline industry.

Friday: May employment report released.




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