Seven Days

Events of note in the week ahead

by Ira Boudway


Tennis: U.S. Open begins

GOP Convention: Republicans convene in Tampa to nominate Mitt Romney for president.

Burning Man: Tens of thousands gather in Nevada’s Black Rock desert for the music and arts festival.


U.S. consumer confidence

Troika to Portugal: The European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund visit Lisbon to check on debt cuts.


Paralympic Games open in London

U.S. pending home sales

Monti in Berlin: Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to continue talks on the debt crisis.


Germany’s unemployment rate

Fed talks: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts economic policymakers, including Ben Bernanke, at its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo.


Parliamentary election in Angola

Syria switch: Kofi Annan leaves his post as UN special envoy to Syria to be replaced by former Algerian foreign minister Lakhdar Brahimi.


Revised Serbian budget due

College football: Michigan faces Alabama at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington in the first week of the season.


Formula 1: Belgian Grand Prix

Your Film Festival: The Venice Film Festival screens 10 short films selected by YouTube viewers. One grand prize-winning filmmaker gets a $500,000 grant.

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