Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2005

28 Monday

Congressional recess all week.

Economic indicators: October existing home sales.

29 Tuesday

Securities and Exchange Commission meets to consider whether proxy statements could be posted online.

Brookings Institution briefing on energy security.

Cato Institute forum on health care competition.

Economic indicators: October durable goods, new home sales; November consumer confidence.

30 Wednesday

Hudson Institute panel discussion on immigration reform, featuring senior fellow John Fonte, David Keene of the American Conservative Union and Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies.

North American Securities Administrators Association forum on naked short-selling.

Economic indicators: GDP (3Q annualized).

1 Thursday

World Trade Organization general council meeting.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce leadership series, speech by Ernst & Young chairman James S. Turley on corporate governance.

National Economists Club hosts discussion on tax reform and the budget deficit.

The Antitrust Modernization Commission, meeting on civil remedies in regulated industries.

D.C. Building Industry Association meets to discuss design and logistics issues of the proposed baseball stadium.

Economic indicators: October personal income and spending, construction spending; November ISM manufacturing, retail sales.

2 Friday

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan addresses Philadelphia Fed conference on international imbalances.

Economic indicators: November unemployment.