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On Tap Today: CPI, Consumer Sentiment Figures Slated for Release


Wall Street ends the week with a roster of economic announcements.

Topping today's list is the August

Consumer Price Index


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). A key economic measure, the CPI holds the potential to move markets, but is expected -- this time around -- to indicate benign inflation. A 0.2% rise in the core CPI is expected

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  • 8:30 a.m.: Consumer Price Index for August. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.2%. Previous: +0.2%. Ex-food and energy Forecast: +0.2%. Previous: +0.2%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Real Earnings for August. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: n.a. Previous: unchgd.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Business Inventories for July. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: +0.5%. Previous: +0.9%.
  • 9:15 a.m.: Industrial production for August. Source: Federal Reserve. Forecast: unchgd. Previous: +0.4%. Capacity utilization. Forecast: 82.0%. Previous: 82.3%.
  • 10 a.m.: Consumer Sentiment Index for September -- preliminary. Source: University of Michigan. Forecast: 107.2. Previous: 107.3.