The Week Ahead in Business, week of Dec. 24

Monday | 24Tuesday | 25Wednesday | 26Thursday | 27Friday | 28
Economic reports­ Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller housing price ­indexWeekly jobless claims; new-home sales for ­November; consumer confidence for December Chicago purchasing managers index for December; pending home sales for November
NewsmakersNew York Stock ­Exchange closes at 1 p.m.; US bond markets close at 2 p.m.Financial markets, government offices, most businesses closed for Christmas