Heads up: For four months in a row the Conference Board's Index of Leading Economic Indicators has fallen and tomorrow comes the May index...

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Heads up: For four months in a row the Conference Board’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators has fallen and tomorrow comes the May index, which gauges future economic activity. On the other hand, residential real-estate continues to cook and the May figures on existing-home sales are reported Thursday by the National Association of Realtors.

Wednesday: European Aeronautic Defence & Space, Airbus’ parent, is scheduled to announce where it would build a U.S. plant to assemble refueling tankers if it wins a large enough order from the U.S. Air Force. The company’s short list includes sites in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and South Carolina…. The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce will welcome Gov. Christine Gregoire to their June lunch. Gregoire will discuss economic, education and health-care priorities at the Meydenbauer Center from noon — 1:30 p.m. Cost: $28 — $35. Information: www.bellevuechamber.org/Events. Registration deadline is Tuesday.

Thursday: The Gnomedex technology conference runs through Saturday at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle. The conference costs $400 and features keynote speeches by technology pioneers as well as sessions on such topics as online content distribution, open-source software and blogging. For more information visit www.gnomedex.com.