Economic agenda: Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases data on inflation at the wholesale level in July. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News expect the producer price index will have risen by 0.2 percent. Excluding food and energy, they're looking for an increase of 0.1 percent.
At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases data on new home construction in July. Economists are expecting an increase from June of 2 percent, with the annualized number of new homes being built rising to 560,000.
At 9 a.m. -- The Obama administration holds a conference on housing finance reform led by Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.
At 9:15 a.m. -- The Federal Reserve releases data on industrial production and capacity utilization in July. Economists expect industrial production will have risen by 0.5 percent from June.
Ariana Eunjung Cha
August 17, 2010; 6:58 AM ET
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