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.
NEW YORK — Selected chain retailers release May sales comparisons.
FRANKFURT, Germany — The European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.
BERLIN — Germany releases April industrial orders figures.