The week ahead in business: May 2-6

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week:


WASHINGTON -- Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for April. Commerce Department releases construction spending for March.

Earnings reports: Chemours Co., Denny's, Helmerich & Payne, Sysco, Texas Roadhouse


DETROIT -- Automakers release vehicle sales data for April.

Earnings reports: Avis Budget, BMW, CBS, CVS Health, Freddie Mac, Halliburton, Hyatt Hotels, Live Nation Entertainment, Molson Coors, New York Times, Nutrisystem, Papa John's, Pfizer, Sprint, Starwood Hotels, Valero Energy, Western Union


WASHINGTON -- Commerce Department releases international trade data for March. Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data. Institute for Supply Management releases its service-sector index for April. Commerce Department releases factory orders for March.

Earnings reports: Allstate, Cable One, Caesars Acquisitions, Callon Petroleum, Choice Hotels, Kraft Heinz, Marathon Oil, Murphy Oil, Omega Protein, Sunoco, Tesla Motors, Time Warner, Transocean, Tutor Pirini, Whole Foods


WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates.

Earnings reports: Caesars Entertainment, Calgon Carbon, Chesapeake Energy, Eastman Kodak, Fannie Mae, Huntingon Ingalls, Lamar Advertising, Merck, MGM Resorts International, Sally Beauty, SeaWorld, Yelp


WASHINGTON -- Labor Department releases employment data for April. Federal Reserve releases consumer-credit data for March.

Earnings reports: Berkshire Hathaway, Re/Max Holdings, Revlon