TODAY

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce releases the state’s jobless rate for January.

The National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for March.

TUESDAY

U.S. Commerce Department releases housing starts for February.

The Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

WEDNESDAY

Federal Reserve policymakers meet on interest rates; statement due at 12:30 p.m.; economic forecast released at 2 p.m.; Chairman Ben Bernanke holds press conference at 2:15 p.m.

THURSDAY

U.S. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.

National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for February.

The Conference Board releases leading indicators for February.

Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.

Source: Associated Press