MONDAY: Treasury securities auction.
TUESDAY: Federal Open Market Committee meeting begins; consumer price index; housing starts; earnings from Barnes & Noble.
WEDNESDAY: FOMC meeting announcement and news conference with Fed chairman Ben Bernanke; earnings from FedEx.
THURSDAY: Initial jobless claims; existing home sales; Bloomberg consumer comfort index; leading indicators; earnings from Kroger, Oracle.
FRIDAY: Earnings from CarMax, Darden Restaurants.