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Monday, Dec. 16
No releases.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
8:30 a.m. Consumer Price Index for Nov. Labor Department +0.1% +0.2% +0.3% +0.3%
Ex- food and energy unchgd. +0.2% +0.2% +0.2%
8:30 a.m. Housing starts for Nov. Census Bureau 1.697M 1.680M 1.603M 1.603M
Building permits 1.725M 1.715M 1.772M 1.772M
9 a.m. BTM-UBSW Weekly Chain Store Sales Index for the week ended Dec. 14 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UBS Warburg +1.9% n.a. -2.3% -2.3%
9 a.m. Redbook Retail Average for the month through Dec. 14, vs. Nov. LJR Redbook +0.8% n.a. +1.1% +1.1%*
9:15 a.m. Industrial production for Nov. Federal Reserve +0.1% +0.2% -0.6% -0.8%
Capacity utilization 75.6% 75.4% 75.5% 75.4%
Wednesday, Dec. 18
7 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended Dec. 13 -- Refinancing Index Mortgage Bankers Association 4507.6 n.a. 3793.8 3793.8
Purchase Index 379.9 n.a. 358.8 358.8
8:30 a.m. International trade for Oct. Commerce Department -$35.1B -$37.0B -$37.1B -$38.0B
6:30 p.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Dec. 14 Money Magazine and ABC News -23 n.a. -22 -22
Thursday, Dec. 19
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended Dec. 14 Labor Department 433,000 n.a. 444,000 441,000
Four-week average 400,750 n.a. 388,000 387,250
10 a.m. Leading economic indicators for Nov. Conference Board +0.7% +0.3% +0.1% -0.4%
12 p.m. Philadelphia Fed Index for Dec. Click to see chart Philadelphia Fed 7.2 5.0 6.1 6.1
2 p.m. Federal budget for Nov. FY '02 Treasury Department -$59.1B -$60.0B -$54.3B -$54.3B (Oct. FY '01)
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 Monday.
8:20 p.m. Greenspan speech Federal Reserve The Fed chairman speaks to the Economic Club of New York on the economic outlook.
Friday, Dec. 20
8:30 a.m. Gross domestic product for Q3 -- final Commerce Department +4.0% +4.0% see Actual +4.0% (Q3 - prelim.)
+1.3% +1.3% (Q2)
Implicit price deflator +1.0% +1.0% see Actual +1.0% (Q3 - prelim.)
+1.2% +1.2% (Q2)
P-Preliminary forecast
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