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AP National News Calendar for the month of May

Friday - 4/26/2013, 3:59pm  ET

The Associated Press

Eds: Major scheduled events for May, 2013. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute.

The following economic reports will be issued in WASHINGTON(all times EST):

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WEDNESDAY, May 1:

WASHINGTON-- Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for March, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates; statement due at 2 p.m.

WASHINGTON-- Supreme Court on break until May 13.

WASHINGTON-- Congress on break until the week of May 6.

DETROIT -- Automakers release vehicle sales for April.

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THURSDAY, May 2:

President Barack Obama visits Mexico and Costa Rica, through May 4.

WASHINGTON-- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

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FRIDAY, May 3:

WASHINGTON-- Labor Department releases employment data for April, 8:30 a.m.; Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for April, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for March, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

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SATURDAY, May 4:

139th Kentucky Derby.

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SUNDAY, May 5:

No events of note.

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MONDAY, May 6:

No events of note.

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TUESDAY, May 7:

WASHINGTON-- Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for March, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for March, 3 p.m.

WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama meets with South Korea's president, Park Geun-hye.

BERLIN -- Economy Ministry releases March industrial orders figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

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WEDNESDAY, May 8:

WASHINGTON-- South Korea's president, Park Geun-hye, is expected to address a joint meeting of Congress.

BERLIN -- Economy Ministry releases March industrial production figures for Germany, Europe's biggest economy.

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THURSDAY, May 9:

WASHINGTON-- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for March, 10 a.m.;

NEW YORK -- Selected chain retailers release April sales comparisons.

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FRIDAY, May 10:

WASHINGTON-- Treasury releases federal budget for April, 2 p.m.

BERLIN -- Germany releases export and import data for March.

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SATURDAY, May 11:

Michelle Obama gives the commencement speech at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky.

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MONDAY, May 12:

No events of note.

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MONDAY, May 13

WASHINGTON-- Commerce Department releases retail sales data for April, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for March, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON-- Supreme Court issues orders.

BRUSSELS -- Eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels.

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TUESDAY, May 14:

BERLIN -- Germany's ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe's biggest economy.

BRUSSELS -- Eurogroup finance ministers meet in Brussels.

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WEDNESDAY, May 15:

WASHINGTON-- Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for April, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for March, 9 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for April, 9:15 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for May, 10 a.m.

BERLIN -- Germany releases preliminary first-quarter gross domestic product figures.

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THURSDAY, May 16:

WASHINGTON-- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for April, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for April, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama hosts Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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FRIDAY, May 17:

WASHINGTON-- Conference Board releases leading indicators for April, 10 a.m.

Michelle Obama gives the commencement speech at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md.

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SATURDAY, May 18:

Michelle Obama gives the commencement speech at Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School in Nashville, Tenn.

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SUNDAY, May 19:

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

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MONDAY, May 20:

WASHINGTON-- Supreme Court issues orders.

WASHINGTON-- National Geographic Bee, through May 22.

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TUESDAY, May 21:

No events of note.

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WEDNESDAY, May 22

WASHINGTON-- National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from April interest-rate meeting.

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THURSDAY, May 23

WASHINGTON-- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for April, 10 a.m.

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FRIDAY, May 24

WASHINGTON-- Commerce Department releases durable goods for April, 8:30 a.m.

BERLIN -- Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

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SATURDAY, May 25:

No events of note.

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SUNDAY, May 26:

No events of note.

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MONDAY, May 27

WASHINGTON-- Congress on break until the week of June 3.

U.S. stock and bond market is closed for Memorial Day.

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TUESDAY, May 28

WASHINGTON-- Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for March and the first quarter, 9 a.m.; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for May, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON-- Supreme Court issues orders.

WASHINGTON-- Scripps National Spelling Bee, through May 30.

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WEDNESDAY, May 29

BERLIN -- Germany releases May unemployment figures.

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THURSDAY, May 30

WASHINGTON-- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for April, 10 a.m.

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FRIDAY, May 31

WASHINGTON-- Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for April, 8:30 a.m.


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