Business events scheduled for the coming week:
WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases new-home sales for September.
Earnings reports: Rent-A-Center, Xerox
BERLIN -- Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.
WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases durable goods for September. Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for August. The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for October. Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.
Earnings reports: Aflac, Apple, Coach, Corning, Du Pont, Ford Motor Co., Fresh Del Monte, McClatchy, Merck, Pfizer, Simon Property, Spirit Airlines, T-Mobile, Twitter, United Parcel, Waste Management
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.
Earnings reports: Buffalo Wild Wings, CBL & Associates, Churchill Downs, Fiat Chrysler, HanesBrands, Hershey, Hilton Worldwide, International Paper, La Quinta, Lifelock, Marriott, Murphy Oil, Northrop Grumman, Nutrisystem, O'Reilly Automotive, Ocwen Financial, Paypal, Southern Co., Valero Energy
WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates. National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for September.
Earnings reports: Aetna, Carter's, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Columbia Sportswear, Expedia, GNC Holdings, Goodyear Tire, LinkedIn, Marathon Petroleum, MGM Resorts International, Scientific Games, Sherwin-Williams, Starbucks, Tempur Sealy, Time Warner Cable, Tuesday Morning, West Marine, Western Union
WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for September. Labor Department releases the third-quarter employment cost index.
Earnings reports: Chevron, CVS, Moody's, US Cellular,
-- Wire reports