Monday, December 15
  • The Treasury will auction $27 billion of 91-day bills and $27 billion of 182-day discount bills. The 91-day bills are dated Dec. 18 and due March 19, 2009, and the 182-day bills are dated Dec. 18 and due June 18, 2009.
  • Industrial production and capacity utilization figures for November are released by the Federal Reserve Board.
  • The National Association of Home Builders releases its housing index for December.
  • The Federal Open Markets Committee of the Federal Reserve Board begins a two-day meeting to discuss monetary policy.  Tuesday, December 16

  • Consumer price figures for November are released by the Labor Department.
  • Housing start and building permit figures for November are released by the Commerce Department.
  • The Federal Open Markets Committee concludes its two-day meeting.
  • The Treasury will auction $22 billion of one-year bills. The 52-week bills are dated Dec. 18 and due Dec. 17, 2009.  Wednesday, December 17

  • The U.S. trade deficit on a current account basis for the third quarter is released the Commerce Department.  Thursday, December 18

  • Initial jobless claims for the week ending Dec. 13 are released by the Labor Department.
  • Leading economic indicator figures for November are released by the Conference Board.  

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