TODAY

The National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for March.

TUESDAY

Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices in major cities for February.

The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for April.

Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

WEDNESDAY

Charleston-based software maker Blackbaud releases first-quarter earnings.

MeadWestvaco Corp. releases first-quarter earnings.

North Charleston papermill owner KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. releases first-quarter earnings.

U.S. Commerce Department releases first-quarter gross domestic product.

U.S. Labor Department releases the first-quarter employment cost index.

Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

Automaker Daimler AG reports first-quarter earnings figures.

THURSDAY

U.S. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.

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

U.S. Commerce Department releases personal income and spending and construction spending for March.

The Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April.

Automakers release vehicle sales for April.

FRIDAY

The U.S. Labor Department releases employment data for April.

U.S. Commerce Department releases factory orders for March.

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