Oct. 3-7, 2005

3 Monday

Association of the U.S. Army opens annual meeting at the Washington Convention Center.

Howard University opens new fair housing training academy.

National Committee for Quality Assurance issues report card on medical providers at Kaiser Family Foundation.

Alliance for Health Reform hosts forum on health care quality.

Economic indicators: September ISM manufacturing, vehicle sales.

4 Tuesday

Congress in recess for Jewish New Year.

Urban Institute hosts forum on rebuilding Gulf Coast communities.

Economic indicators: August factory orders.

5 Wednesday

U.S. News hosts forum assessing Sarbanes-Oxley reforms.

Postal Rate Commission meets to raise rates.

Senate Environment Committee holds hearing on Kyoto Treaty.

Economic indicators: September ISM service.

6 Thursday

MCI shareholders vote on $8.5 billion acquisition by Verizon.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce opens Business-Education Summit at Wardman Park Marriott.

Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on tax breaks for Gulf Coast reconstruction.

House Budget Committee holds hearing on the hurricanes' impact.

Informational Technology Association of America opens conference on identity theft at Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

American Enterprise Institute hosts forum on the economics of climate change.

Earnings season begins as Marriott issues quarterly report.

7 Friday

Tax Analysts hosts forum on tax reform at National Press Club.

Economic indicators: September payrolls, consumer credit.