Heads up: A big week for economic news starts off Monday with the Commerce Department releasing September existing-home sales data.

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Heads up: A big week for economic news starts off Monday with the Commerce Department releasing September existing-home sales data. The Federal Open Market Committee meets Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss interest rates; many expect the Fed to nudge them down again. The Commerce Department releases third-quarter figures on gross domestic product Thursday.

Monday: Microsoft is expecting more than 5,000 software developers in Los Angeles this week for its Professional Developers Conference. Executives are expecting to provide first details of Windows 7 and the company’s cloud computing strategy. Check out www.seattletimes.com/pri0 for coverage from the event.

Wednesday: The Washington State Commercial Association of Realtors presents its annual Education Day, a review of trends in the national and local commercial real-estate markets, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Washington Athletic Club, Seattle.

Thursday: Expedia holds an 8 a.m. conference call to discuss its quarterly results; webcast at www.expedia.com.

Friday: Weyerhaeuser reports its earnings. It has had three straight money-losing quarters; the latest results may include the costs of the 1,500 layoffs it announced in August.