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Monday, March 15
9:15 a.m. Industrial production for Feb. Federal Reserve +0.7% +0.4% +0.8% +0.8%
Capacity utilization 76.6% 76.4% 76.1% 76.2%
Tuesday, March 16
8:30 a.m. Housing starts for Feb. Census Bureau 1.855M 1.940M 1.932M 1.903M
Building permits 1.903M 1.940M 1.932M 1.899M
9 a.m. ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot for the week ended March 13 International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS +0.5% n.a. -0.3% -0.2%%
9 a.m. Redbook Retail Average for the week ended March 13, vs. Feb. Redbook Research +5.4% n.a. +1.2% +1.2%*
9 a.m. Federal Open Market Committee meeting Federal Reserve The Fed's monetary policymaking committee holds its 2nd meeting of the year in Washington. Any change in monetary policy will be announced at around 2:10 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17
7 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended March 12 -- Refinancing Index Mortgage Bankers Association 1117.1 n.a. 889.1 889.1
Purchase Index 452.4 n.a. 428.6 428.6
8:30 a.m. Consumer Price Index for Feb. Labor Department +0.3% +0.3% +0.5% +0.5%
Ex- food and energy +0.1% +0.1% +0.2% +0.2%
11 a.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended March 13 Money Magazine and ABC News -22 n.a. -18 -18
Thursday, March 18
8:30 a.m. Producer Price Index for Jan. Labor Department +0.6% +0.4% +0.2% +0.3%
Ex- food and energy +0.3% +0.1% -0.1% -0.1%
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended March 13 Labor Department 336,000 n.a. 342,000 341,000
Four-week average 344,000 n.a. 346,000 345,750
10 a.m. Leading economic indicators for Feb. Conference Board unchgd. +0.1% +0.4% +0.5%
12 p.m. Philadelphia Fed Index for March Philadelphia Fed 24.2 30.0 31.4 31.4
2 p.m. Federal Open Market Committee minutes Federal Reserve The Fed releases the minutes of its monetary policymaking committee's Jan. 28 meeting.
Friday, March 19
10:30 a.m. Weekly Leading Index for the week ended March 12 Economic Cycle Research Institute +11.4% n.a. +11.5% +11.1%
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