Business events scheduled for the coming week
TUESDAY, May 21
WASHINGTON — Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Services and the increased scrutiny of certain tax-exempt groups.
Best Buy Co. Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
The Home Depot Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
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; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies about the economy before the Joint Economic Committee.
Hewlett-Packard Co. reports quarterly financial results.
Lowe's Cos. Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
Target Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
TOKYO — Japan releases monthly trade figures for April.
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.
The Gap Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
Ralph Lauren Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
Sears Holdings Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
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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