Aug. 1-5, 2005

1 Monday

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and service employees union President Andrew Stern discuss the future of organized labor in appearances on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal."

Humana and Tyson Foods release quarterly results.

Economic indicator: June construction spending.

2 Tuesday

George Marshall Foundation hosts a discussion titled "Climate Change Policy After the G-8 Summit."

The Bond Market Association Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee holds a closed meeting at the Hay-Adams Hotel.

Georgetown University Law Center hosts debate about campaign finance spending limits and their future.

Comcast, Marsh & McLennan, Qwest Communications International and Tyco International release quarterly results.

Economic indicators: June personal income and spending, June factory orders.

3 Wednesday

The Advisory Committee on Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure meets at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building.

The Treasury Department is expected to announce whether it will bring back the 30-year bond.

Time Warner releases quarterly results.

4 Thursday

The Heritage Foundation hosts a seminar titled "Challenges Facing the 21st Century U.S. Workforce" featuring Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as keynote speaker.

The American Enterprise Institute holds a discussion about Cnooc's bid for Unocal.

Gateway, Gillette and Viacom release quarterly results.

Economic indicator: July retail sales.

5 Friday

World Trade Organization scheduled to rule on a U.S. complaint about the European Union's biotechnology policy.

Economic indicators: July unemployment rate, June consumer credit.