Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of April 1-7. 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: Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for March, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for February, 10 a.m.
TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases factory orders for February, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from March interest-rate meeting.
WEDNESDAY: Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for March, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY: Labor Department releases employment data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for February, 3 p.m.
SATURDAY: No events of note.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1:
No events of note.
MONDAY, APRIL 2:
Washington — President Barack Obama hosts Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, and Mexico's president, Felipe Calderon, for a meeting of North American leaders.
Washington — Congress on break until the week of April 16.
Washington — Supreme Court issues orders and opinions.
New Orleans — NCAA men's basketball National Championship.
TUESDAY, APRIL 3:
Washington — President Barack Obama and Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, speak at The Associated Press' annual meeting.
Washington — Supreme Court on break untiI April 16.
Detroit — Automakers release vehicle sales for March.
Wisconsin presidential primary election.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4:
Washington — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the annual luncheon of the Newspaper Association of America and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
Monsanto Co. reports quarterly financial results.
Frankfurt, Germany — European Central Bank governing council meets in Frankfurt to decide interest rates.
Berlin — Germany releases industrial orders figures for February.
Lisbon, Portugal — Portugal seeks to raise up to $2 billion at an auction of 18-month Treasury bills
Augusta, Ga. — U.S. Masters Golf begins, through April 8.
THURSDAY, APRIL 5:
New York — Selected chain retailers release March sales comparisons.
FRIDAY, APRIL 6:
U.S. stock market is closed for Good Friday.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7:
No events of note.