Sept. 12-18, 2005

12 Monday

Air Force Association hosts annual conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

Hispanic Conference Institute opens policy conference at Mayflower Hotel.

13 Tuesday

E.U. Trade Minister Peter Mandelson speaks to National Press Club.

America West shareholders vote on planned merger with US Airways.

Economic indicators: July trade balance, August producer prices.

14 Wednesday

President Bush attends opening of U.N. General Assembly.

Senate Homeland Security committee holds hearings on response to Hurricane Katrina.

Three health care forums held by Kaiser Family Foundation at its offices, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality at the Reserve Officers Association, and CNBC at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

U.S. trade representative holds hearings on China's compliance with trade commitments.

Economic indicators: August retail sales, industrial production.

15 Thursday

House Science Committee holds hearing on cyber-security.

Former Hollinger executive David Radler is expected to plead guilty on fraud charges in federal court in Chicago.

American Enterprise Institute hosts forum on health care and price sensitivity.

Economic indicators: August consumer prices.

16 Friday

AEI hosts a discussion on the future of the euro.

Cato Institute hosts forum on immigration.

Natural Products Expo opens at Washington Convention Center.

Economic indicators: September consumer sentiment, second-quarter current account.

18 Sunday

Germany holds federal elections.