TODAY

The Vatican's financial watchdog issues its annual report on efforts to bring the Holy See in line with international anti-money-laundering standards.

WEDNESDAY

The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its April interest-rate meeting.

Japan releases trade data for April.

THURSDAY

U.S. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.

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

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

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The Conference Board releases leading indicators for April.

FRIDAY

The U.S. Commerce Department releases new home sales for April.

Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indi-cator for Europe's biggest economy and one of South Carolina's largest trading partners.

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