These are the major business events and economic events scheduled for the coming week:
Tuesday: The Commerce Department reports on new home sales for June. The Conference Board releases its Consumer Confidence Index for July.
Wednesday: The Commerce Department reports on durable goods orders for June. The Federal Reserve releases beige book, its survey of regional economic conditions.
Thursday: The Labor Department reports the second-quarter employment cost index. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, reports on mortgage rates.
Friday: The Commerce Department reports on second-quarter gross domestic product, second quarter.