Datebook: What news might you be reading about in early August?

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It's vacation time at the Capitol…

Some events likely to make headlines in August include:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meets in Washington, D.C.

The Labor Department releases employment data for July. The Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for June. The Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for July. The Commerce Department releases construction spending for June.

Automakers release vehicle sales for July.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meets in D.C.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

Congress is on break until the week of Sept. 8.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

President Barack Obama holds a summit with African leaders.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

President Barack Obama holds a summit with African leaders.

The Republican National Committee’s summer meeting takes place in Chicago through Aug. 9.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

President Barack Obama vacations on Martha’s Vineyard through Aug. 24.