Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of May 19-25. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.
The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT):
SUNDAY: No events of note.
MONDAY: No events of note.
TUESDAY: No events of note.
WEDNESDAY: National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for April, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases minutes from April interest-rate meeting.
THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for April, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY: Commerce Department releases durable goods for April, 8:30 a.m.
SATURDAY: No events of note.
SUNDAY, May 19
No events of note.
MONDAY, May 20
Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Middle East and Africa, through May 27.
Washington — President Barack Obama meets with Myanmar's president, Thein Sein.
Washington — Supreme Court issues orders.
Washington — National Geographic Bee, through May 22.
Washington — House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on premiums under the new health care law.
TUESDAY, May 21
Washington — Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Services and the increased scrutiny of certain tax-exempt groups.
Washington — Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on the prospects for Afghanistan's 2014 elections.
Washington — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on natural gas demand.
Washington — Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on companies' offshore-shifting of profits.
Washington — House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Medicare.
Washington — House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on passenger railroads.
Washington — House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee hearing on human exploration to Mars and beyond.
Best Buy Co. Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
The Home Depot Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
WEDNESDAY, May 22
Washington — President Barack Obama hosts a White House concert honoring singer-songwriter Carole King, recipient of the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Washington — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies about the economy before the Joint Economic Committee.
Washington — House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service.
Washington — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Anthony Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to be transportation secretary.
Tokyo — Japan releases monthly trade figures for April.
Hewlett-Packard Co. reports quarterly financial results.
Lowe's Cos. Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
Target Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
THURSDAY, May 23
Washington — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the nomination of Penny Pritzker to be commerce secretary.
Washington — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases its forecast for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.
Washington — Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on U.S-European Union economic ties.
The Gap Inc. reports quarterly financial results.
Ralph Lauren Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
Sears Holdings Corp. reports quarterly financial results.
FRIDAY, May 24
President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Berlin — Germany's Ifo institute releases its monthly index of business confidence, a closely watched indicator for Europe's biggest economy.
SATURDAY, May 25
No events of note.