Major business events and economic events scheduled for the coming week (some dates are tentative):
WASHINGTON — Treasury closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
WASHINGTON — Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the financial crisis; Senate Finance Committee hearing on the nomination of Timothy Geithner to be treasury secretary.
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for December, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS