Business Outlook: The Week Ahead
DURABLE GOODS ORDERS Thursday, Jan. 27, 8:30 a.m.
New orders taken by durable-goods makers probably rose by 1.5% in December. If so, that would be the fourth consecutive rise in bookings, including a strong 1.9% gain in November. Auto demand probably led the December gain. Still, unfilled orders, down 0.6% in November, likely slipped again.