First Financial Holdings, own- er of First Federal and SCBT banks, holds annual meeting of shareholders in Columbia.

The National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for March.


The U.S. Commerce Department releases new home sales for March, 10 a.m.

Michelin reports first quarter sales.


U.S. Commerce Department releases durable goods for March.

U.S. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.

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

Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial on charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust connected with a $45 million payment to a German banker.


Electrolux and truckmaker AB Volvo present first-quarter results.

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