Sept. 20-24, 2004

20 Monday

The first Enron trials -- on improper dealmaking -- begin.

Treasury Secretary John W. Snow speaks to the National Press Club.

Senate Special Committee on Aging holds hearing on older Americans in the workplace.

21 Tuesday

Federal Reserve Board's Federal Open Markets Committee meets to consider raising short-term interest rates.

Consumer Federation of America and Providian Financial release survey on consumer understanding of credit scoring.

World Trade Organization Ambassador Tim Groser addresses the resuscitation of global trade talks on agricultural subsidies.

Economic indicators: August housing starts and building permits.

22 Wednesday

Insurance executives testify on regulation before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

Reps. E. Clay Shaw Jr. (R-Fla.) and Charles W. Stenholm (D-Tex.) discuss welfare reform at a Brookings Institution forum.

Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator for the Financial Times, and White House economist Kristin J. Forbes discuss globalization at the International Monetary Fund.

23 Thursday

Federal Trade Commission concludes two-day symposium on competition and consumer protection to mark its 90th anniversary.

Federal Reserve Governor Edward M. Gramlich speaks on monetary policy in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Center for American Progress holds forum on wealth inequality.

Economic indicators: Index of leading economic indicators.

24 Friday

Economic indicators: August existing home sales.