Business Outlook: THE WEEK AHEAD
Friday, July 15, 9:15 a.m.
Output at the nation's factories, mines, and utilities probably grew by 0.3% in June, according to the MMS economists. Warm weather likely lifted energy use, while slower auto production held back gains in factory output. Total output increased by 0.2% in both April and May. The expected gain in industrial production suggests that operating rates for all industries edged back up to 83.6% last month, after slipping to 83.5% in May.JAMES C. COOPER AND KATHLEEN MADIGAN