Business events scheduled for Thursday

Wednesday - 1/9/2013, 3:00pm EST

By The Associated Press

(AP) - Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON _ Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for November, 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON _ Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for November, 10 a.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany _ European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.

LONDON _ The Bank of England makes its monthly announcement on the key interest rate.

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