The week ahead in business? 4/4-8

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week:


WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases factory orders for February.


WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases international trade data for February. Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for March. Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for February.

BERLIN -- Germany releases factory orders data for February, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy.

Earnings reports: Chase Corp., Darden Restaurants, Walgreens Boots Alliance


WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve releases minutes from March interest-rate meeting.

BERLIN -- Germany releases industrial production figures for February.

Earnings reports: Bed Bath & Beyond, Monsanto


WASHINGTON-- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates. Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for February.

Earnings reports: Rite Aid, Ruby Tuesday


WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for February, 10 a.m.

BERLIN -- Germany releases export and import figures for February.

Earnings reports: US Energy

-- Wire reports