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Monday, April 12
No releases.
Tuesday, April 13
8:30 a.m. Retail sales for March Census Bureau +1.8% +0.7% +1.0% +0.7%
Ex-autos +1.7% +0.6% +0.6% +1.2%
9 a.m. ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot for the week ended April 10 International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS +0.8% n.a. +0.3% +0.3%
9 a.m. Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for the week ended April 10, vs. March Redbook Research +5.4% n.a. +0.4% +0.4%*
10 a.m. Business inventories for Feb. Census Bureau +0.7% +0.5% +0.2% +0.1%
2 p.m. Federal budget for March FY '04 Treasury Department -$72.70B -$70.00B -$58.89B -$58.89B (March FY '03)
Wednesday, April 14
7 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended April 9 -- Refinancing Index Mortgage Bankers Association 788.6 n.a. 1012.9 1012.9
Purchase Index 432.2 n.a. 477.5 477.5
8:30 a.m. International trade for Feb. Commerce Department -$42.1B -$42.5B -$43.5B -$43.1B
8:30 a.m. Consumer Price Index for March Labor Department +0.5% +0.3% +0.3% +0.3%
Ex- food and energy +0.4% +0.2% +0.2% +0.2%
11 a.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended April 9 Money Magazine and ABC News -14 n.a. -17 -17
Thursday, April 15
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended April 10 Labor Department 360,000 335,000 330,000 328,000
Four-week average 344,250 n.a. 337,500 336,750
12 p.m. Philadelphia Fed Index for April Philadelphia Fed 32.5 26.0 24.2 24.2
Friday, April 16
8:30 a.m. Housing starts for March Census Bureau 2.007M 1.900M 1.887M 1.855M
Building permits 1.946M 1.910M 1.903M 1.909M
9 a.m. Greenspan speech Federal Reserve The Fed chairman speaks to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Financial Markets Conference, Sea Island, Georgia on Capitalizing Reputation.
9:15 a.m. Industrial production for March Federal Reserve -0.2% +0.3% +0.8% +0.7%
Capacity utilization 76.5% 76.8% 76.7% 76.6%
9:45 a.m. Consumer Sentiment Index for April -- preliminary University of Michigan 93.2 97.0 95.8 95.8
10:30 a.m. Weekly Leading Index for the week ended April 9 Economic Cycle Research Institute +9.8% n.a. +10.2% +10.3%
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