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.