- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Sept. 14-20. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless otherwise noted:

SUNDAY: No events of note.

MONDAY: Federal Reserve releases industrial production for August, 9:15 a.m.

TUESDAY: Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates.

WEDNESDAY: Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for August, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the second quarter, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for September, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

THURSDAY: Commerce Department releases housing starts for August, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

FRIDAY: Conference Board releases leading indicators for August, 10 a.m.

SATURDAY: No events of note.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 14

No events of note.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 15

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a Union Army officer killed at Gettysburg during the Civil War, and to two Vietnam War soldiers, one of whom died in 1970.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 16

President Barack Obama visits the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for an update on the Ebola outbreak.

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testify about the Islamic State group before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee hearing on retirement savings.

WASHINGTON - Senate Appropriations subcommittees’ hearing on the threat from Ebola.

WASHINGTON - Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on terrorism trends in South Asia.

BERLIN - Germany’s ZEW institute releases its monthly index of investor confidence in Europe’s biggest economy.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17

WASHINGTON - House Selection Committee on Benghazi holds its first hearing on the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic facility in eastern Libya.

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry testifies about the Islamic State group before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

WASHINGTON - House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on the Obama administration’s climate plan.

WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, FBI Director James Comey and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen testify before the House Homeland Security Committee on global threats against the United States.

WASHINGTON - Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on net neutrality.

WASHINGTON - House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Ebola.

WASHINGTON - House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on the inspector general’s report on scheduling and veterans’ deaths at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix.

MADRID - Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, which owns Zara stores, presents earnings for the first six months of 2014.

FedEx reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama meets with Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko also has been invited to address a joint meeting of Congress.

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry testifies about the Islamic State group before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

WASHINGTON - House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on protecting privacy rights and civil liberties while keep commercial flying safe.

WASHINGTON - Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on protections in consumer financial services.

FRANKFURT, Germany - Europe’s financial stability watchdog, the European Systemic Risk Board, holds a meeting.

FRANKFURT, Germany - European Central Bank hands out the first batch of low-interest, long-term loans to banks. The cheap money, which banks don’t have to pay back until 2018, is aimed at getting banks to loan to companies and support an economy that’s struggling to grow.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 19

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising event.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

No events of note.

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