Heads up: A relatively light week for major economic news. On Thursday, the Commerce Department releases U.S. trade-deficit figures for September...

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Heads up: A relatively light week for major economic news. On Thursday, the Commerce Department releases U.S. trade-deficit figures for September. Also on Thursday, the Treasury Department releases the October figures on the U.S. federal budget deficit. On Friday, the Commerce Department releases two reports — retail sales for October and business inventories for September.

Monday: Starbucks releases fourth-quarter earnings after the stock market closes. A conference call will be webcast live at 2 p.m. at http://investor.starbucks.com.

Tuesday: Negotiations between Boeing and its engineering union continue at the SeaTac Doubletree Hotel. Boeing plans to submit its “best and final offer” to the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), though the union is pushing to extend bargaining beyond that deadline. SPEEA officials rejected Boeing’s initial offer last week. More than 20,000 engineers and technical staff are expected to vote on the offer before the contract expires Dec. 1.

Thursday: Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom announces its third-quarter financial results. A 1:30 p.m. conference call will be webcast at http://investor.nordstrom.com.