Dec. 5-9, 2005

5 Monday

President Bush speaks on the economy in North Carolina.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants holds annual policy conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

New American Foundation host forum on tax reform at Hart Senate building.

American Enterprise Institute hosts forum on public understanding of economic policy.

Cato Institute hosts forum on monetary policy after Greenspan.

Economic indicators: November ISM service.

6 Tuesday

National Summit on Competitiveness at Commerce Department. Attendees include chief members of Congress, Cabinet officers, chief executives, university presidents.

Institute for International Economics hosts discussion on role of private equity in the global economy.

National Academies issues report on influences of marketing on children's diet.

New York Stock Exchange votes on proposed merger with Archipelago.

Economic indicators: Q3 productivity, October factory orders.

7 Wednesday

House scheduled to take up tax cuts.

Brookings Institution hosts forum on software regulation.

State Department hosts talks with top Chinese officials.

House Energy panel holds hearings on peak oil theory.

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz speaks to National Press Club.

Kaiser Family Foundation hosts forum on retiree benefit costs.

8 Thursday

Carnegie Endowment hosts forum on Chinese currency policy.

Institute for International Economics hosts forum on economic growth in the Middle East.

9 Friday

U.S. Court of Appeals hears oral arguments on new hedge fund registration rule.

Hudson Institute hosts discussion on venture capital availability.

Economic indicators: December consumer sentiment.