June 28-July 2, 2004

28 Monday

President Bush meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Istanbul.

Treasury Secretary John W. Snow speaks about the U.S. economy in Anchorage to the Alaska Federation of Natives' economic planning forum.

The American Enterprise Institute holds a forum on the book, "Who Should Pay for Medicare?" with its author, Daniel Shaviro, an AEI scholar and New York University professor.

Economic indicators: May personal income, May personal spending.

29 Tuesday

Federal Reserve Board begins two days of meetings to discuss the economy and interest rates.

AEI holds a conference on "Terror, Torts and Telecom," a review of the Supreme Court's 2003-04 term.

President Bush returns to Washington.

American Greetings, McCormick and Research In Motion announce earnings.

Economic indicators: June consumer confidence.

30 Wednesday

Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee meets to set interest rates.

The United States turns over limited authority to the Iraqi government.

Cato Institute holds a forum on the book "Battle for Zimbabwe: The Final Countdown," with its author, Geoff Hill.

General Mills, Monsanto and Constellation Brands announce earnings.

1 Thursday

Douglas Faneuil, a former brokerage assistant and key government witness in the Martha Stewart trial, is scheduled to be sentenced.

U.S. automakers release monthly sales report for June.

ConAgra Foods and Biomet announce earnings.

Economic indicators: Weekly initial jobless claims, June total vehicle sales and May construction spending.

2 Friday

Commodity exchanges in Chicago close early for Fourth of July weekend.

Economic indicators: June unemployment rate, May factory orders.