RELIGION

Business events scheduled for Thursday

Major business and economic events scheduled for Thursday:

All times are Eastern.

WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases second-quarter gross domestic product, 8:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for August, 10 a.m.

BERLIN — Germany's Federal Labor Agency releases September unemployment figures for Europe's biggest economy.

PepsiCo Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens.