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Monday, March 16
9:15 a.m. Industrial production for February Federal Reserve -1.4% -1.2% -1.9% -1.8%
Capacity utilization 70.9% 71.1% 71.9% 72.0%
Tuesday, March 17
8:30 a.m. Housing starts for February Census Bureau .583M .453M .477M .466M
Building permits .547M .510M .531M .531M
8:30 a.m. Producer Price Index for February Labor Department +0.1% +0.4% +0.8% +0.8%
Ex- food and energy +0.2% +0.1% +0.4% +0.4%
9 a.m. ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot for the week ended March 14 International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS -0.1% n.a. +0.2% +0.2%
9 a.m. Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for the week ended March 14, vs. February Redbook Research -1.1% n.a. 0.0% -0.2%*
Wednesday, March 18
8:30 a.m. Consumer Price Index for February Labor Department +0.4% +0.3% +0.3% +0.3%
Ex- food and energy +0.2% +0.1% +0.2% +0.2%
9 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended March 13 -- Market Composite Index Mortgage Bankers Association 876.9 n.a. 723.4 723.4
Purchase Index 857.1 n.a. 253.3 253.3
9 a.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended March 15 ABC News and Washington Post -47 n.a. -48 -48
9 a.m. Federal Open Market Committee meeting Federal Reserve The Fed's monetary policymaking committee holds its second meeting of the year in Washington. Any change in monetary policy will be announced at around 2:10 p.m.
Thursday, March 19
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended March 13 Labor Department +646,000 +655,000 +658,000 +654,000
Four-week average +655,000 n.a. +651,000 +650,000
10 a.m. Leading economic indicators for February Conference Board -0.4% -0.6% +0.1% +0.4%
10 a.m. Philadelphia Fed Index for March Philadelphia Fed -35.0 -39.0 -41.3 -41.3
Friday, March 20
10:30 a.m. Weekly Leading Index for the week ended March 13 Economic Cycle Research Institute -23.9% n.a. -23.9% -24.1%
12 p.m. Bernanke speech Federal Reserve The Fed chairman speaks to Independent Community Bankers of America on the topic: The Financial Crisis and Community Banking
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