Business events scheduled for Thursday

By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Major business events and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

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

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases third-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for October, 10 a.m.

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

NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release November sales data.

Barnes & Noble Inc. reports quarterly financial results.

The Kroger Co. reports quarterly financial results.

Tiffany & Co. reports quarterly financial results.