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The Week Ahead


PRODUCER PRICE INDEX

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. EST -- October producer prices are forecast to have risen by 0.5%, after inching up 0.1% in September. That's based on the median forecast of economists surveyed by Action Economics. Minus food and energy, core prices most likely grew just 0.1%, after a 0.3% rise in the prior month.

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. EST -- Consumer prices for goods and services probably moved up 0.3% in October, after a 0.2% rise in September. Excepting food and energy, prices are expected to have increased by 0.2%, following a 0.3% gain.

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. EST -- October housing starts probably picked up to an annual rate of 1.95 million, from a 1.9 million pace in September.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 9:15 a.m. EST -- October industrial output probably grew 0.5%, and the average operating rate most likely rose to 77.4%. In September output inched up 0.1%, and the utilization rate held at 77.2%.

LEADING INDICATORS

Thursday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. EST -- The Conference Board's October index of leading economic indicators most likely improved by 0.1%.


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