Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of May 15-21, 2011. Note that many events, especially court appearances, are subject to change at the last minute.
The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST):
SUNDAY: No events of note.
MONDAY: Treasury releases international money flows data for March, 9 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for May, 10 a.m.
TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases housing starts for April, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for April, 9:15 a.m.; Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on the Postal Service's financial crisis.
WEDNESDAY: Federal Reserve releases minutes from April interest rate meeting.
THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for April, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY: No events of note.
SATURDAY: No events of note.