Monday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. -- The Conference Board's composite index of leading indicators likely fell 0.4% in September. That's based on the median forecast of economists surveyed by Standard & Poor's MMS, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies.FEDERAL BUDGET
Monday, Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m. -- The U.S. Treasury will probably report a September surplus of $29 billion, after registering a deficit of $80 billion in August.BEIGE BOOK
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m. -- The Federal Reserve Bank will release its compilation of regional economic activity in advance of the policy meeting scheduled for Nov. 6.EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX
Thursday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. -- Compensation in the third quarter likely rose by 0.9%, after a 0.9% gain in the second quarter.DURABLE GOODS ORDERS
Thursday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. -- New orders for durable goods probably dropped 1% in September, after falling 0.3% in August.EXISTING HOME SALES
Thursday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. -- Sales of existing homes are forecast to have dropped to an annual rate of 5.23 million in September, from 5.5 million in August.NEW RESIDENTIAL SALES
Friday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. -- New single-family home sales likely fell to an annual rate of 883,000 during September.