Economic Calendar: Aug. 19-23

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Monday, August 19
10 a.m. Leading economic indicators for July Conference Board -0.4% -0.5% unchngd. 0.0%
Tuesday, August 20
9 a.m. BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended August 17 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UBS Warburg -0.8% n.a. -0.5% -0.5%
9 a.m. Redbook Retail Average for the month through August 17, vs. July LJR Redbook -0.4% n.a. -1.0% -1.0%*
2 p.m. Federal budget for July FY '02 Treasury Department -$29.16B -$29.0B $2.8B $2.8B (JULY FY '01)
Wednesday, August 21
7 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended August 16 -- Refinancing Index Mortgage Bankers Association 5523.6 n.a. 4845.6 4845.8
Purchase Index 371.6 n.a. 353.0 353.0
6:30 p.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended August 17 Money Magazine and ABC News -11 n.a. -15 -15
Thursday, August 22
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended August 17 Labor Department 389,000 386,000 391,000 388,000
Four-week average -- n.a. -- n.a.
Friday, August 23
No releases.
P-Preliminary forecast
*Month through previous Saturday, vs. prior month
Expectations as reported by Reuters
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