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Ask the Editor questions from the past week:

Q. My question is about event listings. I'm creating event listings for a calendar of events. Does AP have or endorse a specific format for this or do we do it in the sequence that seems best to us? In our case we have the day and date on a separate line. Beneath it are several events set off by bullets. Each listing begins with the name of the event (XYZ Festival). After that we sometimes have a few words of description just to help people decide whether they should go. Next comes the name of venue (a particular park, for instance) and city name. Then we have the time followed by the phone number so people can call for information, tickets, address, etc. This is a small area and people are familiar with venues and the local cities. – from Thurmont, MD on Sat, Sep 17, 2016

A. Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of Sept. 18 - Sept. 24. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note. MONDAY: National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for September, 10 a.m. TUESDAY: Commerce Department releases housing starts for August, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates. WEDNESDAY: Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates, statement scheduled for 2 p.m. THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for August, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m. FRIDAY: No events of note. SATURDAY: No events of note.

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