AP national news calendar

July 29, 2011 - 5:00 PM

MONDAY, August 1

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July, 10 a.m. Eastern.

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases construction spending for June, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Opening of six-day Young Americas Foundation that hosts rising conservative leaders at the National Conservative Student Conference.

WASHINGTON — Census Bureau releases data on construction spending for June 2011.

WASHINGTON — Alliance for Health Reform briefing on Medicaid and health information technology.

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases manufacturing index for July.

WASHINGTON — Brookings Institution discussion on famine in Somalia.

TUESDAY, August 2

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on housing finance.

WASHINGTON — Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing on nuclear reactor safety.

WASHINGTON — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on health insurance premiums.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Helsinki Commission briefing on U.S.-Russian cooperation in fight against alcoholism.

WASHINGTON — House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Taiwan.

WASHINGTON — House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on hydrocephalus treatment in Uganda.

WASHINGTON — Abu Dhabi Gallup report on U.S. Muslims in the decade since 9/11 attacks.

WASHINGTON — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases data on personal income and outlays for June 2011.

DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for July.

WEDNESDAY, August 3

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for July, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for June, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on cybercrime.

WASHINGTON — Census Bureau releases data on Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders for June.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases data on Monthly Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment for June.

WASHINGTON — Energy Information Administration releases the Week in Petroleum report.

WASHINGTON — Ecology Center releases report on toxic chemicals in children's car seats at www.healthystuff.org

WASHINGTON — Young Americas Foundation hosts rising leaders in the conservative moment at the National Conservative Student Conference.

WASHINGTON — Center for Sustainable Economies at the United States Institute of Peace hosts a two-day online seminar on reconstruction in countries affected by violent conflict.

OXON HILL, MD. — Opening of five-day gathering at National Harbor for 40th national convention of Tuskegee Airmen.

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan Policy Center hosts discussion of ramifications of the Fukushima incident on U.S. policy.

WASHINGTON — Heritage Foundation discussion on European Union.

WASHINGTON — Heritage Foundation discussion on the future of U.S.-Taiwan relationship.

WASHINGTON — Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on nominee for undersecretary of state for political affairs.

WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on cybercrime.

WASHINGTON — House informational briefing on Burmese child soldiers.

WASHINGTON — House Ways and Means subcommittees hearing on energy and tax policies.

WASHINGTON — House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on housing and financial programs.

THURSDAY, August 4

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee hearing on nominee to direct Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

WASHINGTON — Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee hearing on nominee to direct Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies to House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

WASHINGTON — Labor Dept. release weekly jobless claims.

WASHINGTON — Center for Sustainable Economies at the United States Institute of Peace hosts a two-day online seminar on reconstruction in countries affected by violent conflict.

WASHINGTON — Four-day annual convention of American Psychological Association.

WASHINGTON — Woodrow Wilson Center and Brookings Institution host discussion of Cuba's emerging market strategy.

WASHINGTON — House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee subcommittee hearing on over-regulation of agricultural biotechnology.

WASHINGTON — House Financial Services hearing on Securities and Exchange Commission and reform.

WASHINGTON — Education Department meeting of National Assessment Governing Board.

WASHINGTON — First meeting of Small Business Administration Council on Underserved Communities.

NEW YORK — Retailers release sales data for July.

FRIDAY, August 5

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases employment data for July, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for June, 3 p.m.

WASHINGTON — House Financial Services Committee hearing on exposure of U.S. banks to the European Union's debt crisis.

WASHINGTON — House Financial Services Committee hearing on exposure of U.S. banks to the European Union's debt crisis.

SATURDAY, August 6

No events of note.

SUNDAY, August 7

No events of note.

MONDAY, August 8

No events of note.

TUESDAY, August 9

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve meets to discuss interest rates.

WEDNESDAY, August 10

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for June, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for June, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Treasury releases federal budget for July, 2 p.m.

LONDON — The Bank of England releases its inflation report.

THURSDAY, August 11

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade for June, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, August 12

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases retail sales for July, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases business inventories for June, 10 a.m.

SATURDAY, August 13

No events of note.

SUNDAY, August 14

No events of note.

MONDAY, August 15

WASHINGTON — Treasury releases international money flows data for June, 9 a.m.

WASHINGTON — National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for August, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, August 16

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases housing starts for July, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases industrial production for July, 9:15 a.m.

MADRID — Spain's National Statistics Institute releases second-quarter GDP figures.

WEDNESDAY, August 17

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.

LONDON — The Bank of England releases minutes from the August meeting of the rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee.

THURSDAY, August 18

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for July, 10 a.m.

NEW YORK — Conference Board releases leading indicators for July, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, August 19

No events of note.

SATURDAY, August 20

No events of note.

SUNDAY, August 21

No events of note.

MONDAY, August 22

No events of note.

TUESDAY, August 23

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases new home sales for July, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, August 24

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases durable goods for July, 8:30 a.m.;

THURSDAY, August 25

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY, August 26

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, August 27

No events of note.

SUNDAY, August 28

No events of note.

MONDAY, August 29

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for July, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for July, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, August 30

WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor's releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for June and the second quarter, 9 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve releases minutes from August interest-rate meeting.

NEW YORK — The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for August, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, August 31

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.