Buoyed by impressive second-quarter earnings results and no sign that the Fed is going to crank up interest rates, the market has been kind to investors this week. Today, a new dose of economic data, specifically the June Producer Price Index and retail sales, will further indicate whether the economy is slowing down. If growth remains robust but muted, as Wall Streeters hope, the market will likely see its rally continue.

Stay tuned for further clues about interest rates, as the

Consumer Price Index is released next Tuesday. For a complete look at next week's data, see

TSC's

Economic Databank.

Expected Earnings Reports

This table includes S&P 500 companies only. Dates are as expected according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and may change.

Economic Data

(

Forecasts are from

Reuters

. Times are Eastern. For a longer-term economic calendar and more, see

TSC's

Economic Databank.

)

  • 8:30 a.m.: Producer price index for June. Source: Labor Department. Forecast: +0.5%. Previous: unchgd. Ex-food and energy: Forecast: +0.1%. Previous: +0.2%.
  • 8:30 a.m.: Retail sales for June. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: +0.4%. Previous: -0.3%. Ex-autos: Forecast: +0.4%. Previous: unchgd.
  • 9:15 a.m.: Industrial production for June. Source: Federal Reserve. Forecast: +0.3%. Previous: +0.4%. Includes capacity utilization. Forecast: 105.8. Previous: 106.4.