Notable business events scheduled for the coming week, including select earn- ings releases:

MONDAY

U.S. stock and bond markets closed for Presidents' Day.

TUESDAY

Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for December and the fourth quarter.

The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for February.

WEDNESDAY

National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for January.

THURSDAY

U.S. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.

U.S. Commerce Department releases durable goods for January and new home sales for January.

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

FRIDAY

Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product.