National business events next week

Monday, June 4

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for April, 10 a.m.

MADRID — Spain releases figure on the number of people receiving unemployment benefits in May.

Tuesday, June 5

WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for May, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 6

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases first-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.; Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the JPMorgan Chase trading loss.

Brown-Forman Corp. reports quarterly financial results.

Dutch supermarket company Royal Ahold NV, which owns Stop &Shop and Giant stores, reports first-quarter earnings

Thursday, June 7

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for April, 3 p.m.; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses the economy at a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee.

Friday, June 8

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases international trade data for April, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for April, 10 a.m.

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