Here are the major business and economic events scheduled for this week:
Tuesday -- The Labor Department will release its report on the consumer price index for October; the Commerce Department will report on international trade for September, and Home Depot will announce quarterly earnings.
Wednesday -- The Commerce Department will report on housing starts for October.
Thursday -- The Conference Board will release its Index of Leading Economic Indicators for October; the Labor Department will release data on weekly jobless claims; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, will report on mortgage rates, and specialty retailer Limited Brands will release its quarterly earnings.
Friday -- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will announces quarterly earnings.