Economic agenda: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
At 8:30 a.m. - The Labor Department releases data on inflation at the consumer level.
At 8:30 a.m. - The Commerce Department releases data on new home construction for October.
At 9:30 a.m. - The Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing to review the Transportation Security Administration.
At 10 a.m. - Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alice Rivlin issue their own version of a plan to restore fiscal discipline to the U.S. government budget.
At 1 p.m. -- The National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council releases its interim report on the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in April.
At 3:30 p.m. - A Senate Commerce subcommittee holds a hearing on the consumer impact of disputes over retransmission fees, such as the one that recently left millions of Cablevision subscribers without access to World Series telecasts. Executives from News Corp. and Cablevision are on the witness list.
Late in the day - General Motors will file paperwork on its initial public offering, specifying the share price and number of shares to be sold.