Economic agenda: Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
At 8:15 a.m. -- Payroll services firm ADP releases its monthly report on private-sector employment in the United States.
At 10 a.m. -- The Institute for Supply Management releases its index of service sector activity. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg are expecting a slight decline, though the sector overall is still predicted to be in expansion mode.
At 10 a.m. -- The Federal Trade Commission makes an announcement about its antitrust inquiry regarding Intel.
At 10 a.m. -- The Senate Environment and Senate Oversight committees hold a joint hearing on the use of chemical dispersants in combating the BP oil spill. EPA officials and academics are among those scheduled to testify.
At 11:30 a.m. -- The Treasury Department holds a conference call to discuss foreclosure prevention efforts in several hard-hit states. Assistant Treasury Secretary for Financial Stability Herb Allison will be on the call.
At 4 p.m. -- Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner speaks on the economic recovery and the Obama administration's approach to tax policy.
August 4, 2010; 5:38 AM ET
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