Business Week Index: THE WEEK AHEAD
BusinessWeek Index: THE WEEK AHEAD
Monday, Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m. -- Personal income likely rose 0.5% in September,
while consumer spending was up 0.3%. Those are the median forecasts of
economists surveyed by MMS International, one of The McGraw-Hill Cos. Incomes
were flat in August, while spending surged 1%.
EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 8:30 a.m. -- Labor costs for civilian workers likely rose
0.7% in the third quarter, the same as in the second.
NEW HOME SALES
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. -- The MMS survey probably forecast that new
single-family home sales stood at an annual rate of 713,000 in September.
That's little changed from August's 710,000 pace.
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. -- The Conference Board's index of consumer
confidence probably increased to 98.7 in October, from 97.4 in September.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m. -- The index of leading indicators was probably
flat in September, after rising 0.2% in August. The report will be prepared by
the Conference Board, which will take control of the index from the Commerce
Dept. at yearend.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. -- The National Association of Purchasing
Management's business index likely stood at 49.5% in October, up from 48.3% in
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. -- Construction spending probably jumped 0.6% in
September, after falling 0.2% in August.
Friday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. -- The MMS survey projects that nonfarm jobs rose by
125,000 in October, on par with the 121,000 gain in September. October's
unemployment rate remained at 5.6%.