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Monday, February 18
No releases. President's Day Holiday.
Tuesday, February 19
8:30 a.m. Housing starts for January Census Bureau 1.678M 1.595M 1.579M 1.570M
Building permits 1.706M 1.600M 1.654M 1.645M
Wednesday, February 20
7 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended February 15 -- Refinancing Index Mortgage Bankers Association 1927.9 n.a. 2134.9 2134.9
Purchase Index 290.2 n.a. 314.7 314.7
8:30 a.m. Consumer Price Index for January Labor Department +0.2% +0.2% -0.1% -0.2%
Ex- food and energy +0.2% +0.2% +0.1% +0.1%
9 a.m. BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended February 16 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UBS Warburg +2.0% n.a. +2.1% +2.1%
9 a.m. Redbook Retail Average for the month through February 16, vs. January LJR Redbook +0.8% n.a. +3.9% +3.9%*
2:30 p.m. Treasury auction announcement Bureau of the Public Debt The Treasury announces the size of its next monthly two-year note auction, next Wednesday.
6:30 p.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended February 16 Money Magazine and ABC News -10 n.a. -13 -13
Thursday, February 21
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended February 16 Labor Department 383,000 n.a. 373,000 373,000
Four-week average 381,750 n.a. 376,000 376,000
8:30 a.m. International trade for December Commerce Department -$25.3B -$28.5B -$28.5B -$27.9B
10 a.m. Leading economic indicators for January Conference Board +0.6% +0.6% +1.3% +1.2%
12 p.m. Philadelphia Fed Index for February Click to see chart Philadelphia Fed 16.0 10.0. 14.7 14.7
2 p.m. Federal budget for Jan FY '02 Treasury Department $43.73B $52.0B $26.6B $26.6B (December FY '02)
Friday, February 22
No releases.
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