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Today: Institute for Supply Management releases its service-sector index for November.

Tuesday: Commerce Department releases international trade data for October. Labor Department releases revised third-quarter productivity data. Commerce Department releases factory orders for October. Germany releases factory orders data for October, a key indicator for Europe’s biggest economy.

Wednesday: Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for October. Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for October. Germany releases industrial production figures for October.

Thursday: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. Mortgage company Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates. The European Central Bank’s governing council meets to set monetary policy for the 19-country eurozone. China releases auto sales for November. Japan reports revised third-quarter GDP data.

Friday: Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for October. Germany releases export and import figures for October.


>> Exchange Club: Speaker Dave Bickel, a master sergeant for the U.S. Air Force Special Forces, will discuss “How he could kill you 100 ways with a blade of grass” and other special stories. Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Oahu Country Club. Cost: $25 for guests. For more information, visit

DEC. 12

>> State of Startup Paradise: Attendees will learn what has worked, what hasn’t worked and what’s still missing since the launch of the Startup Paradise Initiative. Panelists include Gov. David Ige, Pono Chong, Vassilis Syrmos and Chenoa Farnsworth, as well as moderator Meli James. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th floor. Cost: $29 HVCA members, $39 general (early bird), $49 general (at the door) $20 student with ID. For more information, call 371-9403.

DEC. 15

>> Exchange Club: Speaker Lee Cataluna, Honolulu Star-Advertiser columnist, will discuss life in the newspaper world. Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Oahu Country Club. Cost: $25 for guests. For more information, visit

DEC. 16

>> “What Can I Do to Start or Grow My Business?”: This is a comprehensive orientation for people just starting out or looking to expand their ventures. 9-10:30 a.m. in the Small Business Administration’s Hawaii District Office training room, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Building 1, Suite 306. Free. For more information, call Mary Dale at 541-2990, ext. 211. To register, visit and click on Events Calendar.

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