Economic agenda: Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010
At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases data on new claims for unemployment benefits. Economists expect the number to hold steady at roughly 455,000.
At 10:30 a.m. -- Major retailers release sales data for July.
At 10:30 a.m. -- A Senate Banking subcommittee conducts a hearing on the nation's manufacturing agenda.
At 11 a.m. -- Top administration officials hold a briefing to discuss the Social Security and Medicare Trustees report. Leading the briefing will be Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
At 11 a.m. -- House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan hold a news conference to announce a new housing initiative.
No set time -- President Obama visits a Ford plant in Chicago to discuss the auto industry turnaround and the benefits of investing in energy-efficient vehicles.
August 5, 2010; 6:34 AM ET
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