Major business events and economic events scheduled for the coming week (some dates are tentative):
WASHINGTON — Weekly Treasury auction; weekly Treasury briefing; Commerce Department releases existing-home sales for September, 10 a.m.
WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn National reports earnings.
CHICAGO, Ill. — WMS reports earnings.
LAS VEGAS — Boyd Gaming reports earnings.
NEW YORK — The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index, 10 a.m.
LAS VEGAS — MGM Mirage reports earnings.
WASHINGTON — Expected interest rate decision announcement by Federal Open Market Committee, 2:15 p.m.
RENO — International Game Technology reports earnings.
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases gross domestic product (GDP) for third quarter, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.
WASHINGTON — Joint Economic Committee hearing on the economy and a possible second economic aid measure.
LAS VEGAS — Wynn Resorts Ltd. reports third-quarter financial results.
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for September, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases employment cost index for third quarter, 8:30 a.m.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS