Headlining today's economic events is November's Producer Price Index. A measure of the change in prices received by domestic producers, the index is a key inflationary gauge and has the potential to move markets. The core component of the PPI, which excludes the often-volatile food and energy sectors, is expected to decrease from October's report.
On the earnings front, technology giant
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Producer Price Index for November. Source:
Labor Department. Forecast: +0.1%. Previous: +0.4%.
Ex-food and energy: Forecast: +0.2%. Previous: +0.2%.
Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended Saturday. Source:
Labor Department. Forecast: 349,000. Previous: 352,000.
Four-week average: Forecast: n.a. Previous: 345,250.
Business inventories for October. Source:
Census Bureau. Forecast: 0.4%. Previous: +0.1%.
Treasury buyback. Source:
Treasury Department. The Treasury buys securities specified yesterday from dealers.