A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:


The Commerce Department issues its December snapshot of construction spending Monday.

Spending on construction projects rose a solid 0.6% in November as gains in homebuilding and government projects offset weakness in nonresidential construction. Economists project that construction spending increased by 0.5% in December.

Construction spending, monthly percent change, seasonally adjusted:

July 0.5

Aug. 1.1

Sept. 0.7

Oct. 0.1

Nov. 0.6

Dec. (est.) 0.5

Source: FactSet


Wall Street expects that Disney’s latest quarterly report card will show mixed results.

Analysts predict the entertainment giant’s fiscal first-quarter earnings declined from a year earlier, even as revenue increased. Investors will be listening for an update on the company’s video

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