Sept. 19-24, 2005

19 Monday

OPEC oil ministers meet in Vienna.

Consumer Federation of America opens food policy conference at the National Press Club.

Jobs for the Future opens conference on education and skills at the Willard Hotel.

Center for American Progress hosts forum on poverty.

20 Tuesday

Federal Reserve policymaking panel meets to set interest rates.

Northern Virginia Technology Council holds Titans of Technology Breakfast at McLean Hilton.

Brookings Institution hosts conference on China.

Center for Health Transformation hosts conference on Medicaid reform at Mayflower Hotel.

Economic indicators: August housing starts.

21 Wednesday

Senate Agriculture Committee holds hearing on farm subsidies and trade negotiations.

Senate Commerce Committee holds hearing on energy prices.

Northern Virginia Realtors host forum on urbanization at George Mason University.

Congressional Black Caucus opens annual legislative conference at the Washington Convention Center.

22 Thursday

Senate Banking Committee holds hearing on identity theft.

House Judiciary panel holds hearing on music piracy on campus.

American Enterprise Institute hosts forum on why Americans work so hard.

Oracle and General Mills issue quarterly reports.

Economic indicators: August leading indicators.

23 Friday

G-7 finance ministers meet in Washington.

Institute for International Economics hosts forum on IMF reform.

24 Saturday

IMF-World Bank annual meetings open in Washington.