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Today: Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for December. National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for December. American Savings Bank reports quarterly financial results.

Tuesday: Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/CaseShiller index of home prices for November. The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for January. Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates. Aetna Inc., Pfizer Inc., United Parcel Service Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Apple Inc. report quarterly financial results.

Wednesday: Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for January. Commerce Department releases construction spending for December. Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates and release statement. Automakers release vehicle sales for January. Altria Group Inc. and Facebook Inc. report quarterly financial results.

Thursday: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims and fourth-quarter productivity data. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company,releases weekly mortgage rates. Oil giant Shell, Anglo Swedish drug firm Astra

Zeneca, Sony, Merck & Co., Amazon.com Inc., Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and Visa Inc. report quarterly financial results.

Friday: Labor Department releases employment data for January. Institute for Supply Management releases its service-sector index for January. Commerce Department releases factory orders for December.

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and Japanese automaker Honda report quarterly financial results.

Thursday

>> Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu: John Gotanda, president of Hawaii Pacific University, will discuss what’s happening at HPU as well as its future plans. Noon-1:30 p.m. at Oahu Country Club. Cost: $25 cash, $26 credit card. Visit dexhon.com.

FEB. 6-10

>> “How to think like an entrepreneur” workshop: Featuring Lisa Beth Ferstenberg and Edgar C. Harrell. Topics: how to transform an idea into a plan of action, what truly makes an entrepreneur and ways to attract the resources for success. Participants can attend classes from 8-9:30 a.m. or 2-3:30 p.m. Manoa Innovation Center, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Ideation Room No. 160. Cost: $250 per person. To register, visit thinklikeentrepreneur.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 539-3647.

FEB. 8

>> Toastmasters Officers and Membership Training: Participants will learn how to listen effectively as well as learn to become a sponsor, mentor and work as a team member. 5 p.m. at 225 Queen St., fourth floor. Free. For more information, reach Rose Kirland at 276-5093 or d49rose@gmail.com.

FEB. 8-9

>> Third annual Symposium on LGBT Tourism & Hospitality: Presented by Community Marketing & Insights, on topics including advertising, marketing, social media, weddings and honeymoons. The two meetings are 8:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at Sheraton Maui Resort, Kaanapali, and 1-6 p.m. Feb. 9 at Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Cost: $45 before Tuesday, $95 regular registration. For more information and to register, visit communitymarketinginc.com/lgbt-hawaii-symposium.

FEB. 9

>> Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu: Dave Heenan, former trustee of Campbell Estate, chief executive officer of Theo. H. Davies and Co. and dean at the University of Hawaii-Manoa College of Business, will discuss his book “Hidden Heroes.” Noon-1:30 p.m. at Oahu Country Club. Cost: $25 cash, $26 credit card. Visit dexhon.com.

FEB. 19

>> Money Talks: But What the Hell Is It Saying? A true story of two female artists who try to understand the meaning of success, failure and money by writing a Broadway musical. 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El Honolulu, 2550 Pali Highway. Cost: $15 children, $20 adults. Visit shaloha.com.

FEB. 25

>> Toastmasters Officers and Membership Training: Participants will learn how to listen effectively as well as learn to become a sponsor, mentor and work as a team member. 8:30 a.m.-noon or 12:30-3 p.m. at 225 Queen St., fourth floor. Free. For more information, reach Rose Kirland at 276-5093 or d49rose@gmail.com.

MARCH 10

>> “Divas for Donors”: The fundraiser to benefit the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry is a ’70s-’80s event with six divas from local bands, including Darla Pestana, Kristie Ching, Jeannette Trevias, Shar Aoki, Joy Waikoloa and Annamarie Love. 6 p.m. March 10 at the Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, 2454 S. Beretania St. Cost: $65 per person, $95 for VIP tickets. For more information, visit bonemarrowhawaii.com.

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