The week ahead in business

Business events scheduled for the coming week:


U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Washington's birthday.


WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve of New York releases its February survey of manufacturers. National Association of Home Builders releases housing-market index for February. The Treasury Department reports on foreign holdings of U.S. debt for December.

Earnings reports: Boyd Gaming, Express Scripts, Hormel Foods, Michelin, Restaurant Brands International


WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for January. Commerce Department releases housing starts for January. Federal Reserve releases industrial production for January. Federal Reserve releases minutes from January interest-rate meeting.

Earnings reports: Denny's, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Host Hotels, Isle of Capri, La-Z-Boy, Marathon Oil, Marriott


WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

BRUSSELS -- EU leaders hold two-day meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, hopeful of agreement on the United Kingdom's renegotiation terms.

TOKYO -- Japan reports trade figures for January.

Earnings reports: Aaron's, Choice Hotels, Dish Network, Duke Energy, Entergy, Freddie Mac, Huntington Ingalls, Hyatt Hotels, MGM Resorts International, Wal-Mart Stores, Waste Management


WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for January.

Earnings reports: Deere & Co., Fannie Mae