Business events scheduled for this week

Here are business events scheduled for the week of July 29, 2013.

MONDAY, July 29

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for June, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, July 30

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for May, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

MADRID — Spain releases gross domestic product figures for the second quarter.

WEDNESDAY, July 31

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases the second-quarter employment cost index, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

THURSDAY, Aug. 1

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for July.

FRIDAY, Aug. 2

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for June, 10 a.m.

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