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Economic agenda: Friday, Oct. 15, 2010

At 8:15 a.m. -- Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke speaks.

At 8:30 a.m. - The Labor Department issues data on inflation for September. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg are expect an increase from August of 0.2 percent and a year-over-year increase of 1.2 percent.

At 8:30 a.m. - The Commerce Department releases figures on retail sales for September. Economists are expecting an increase of 0.4 percent from August. After factoring out vehicle transactions, sakles are expected to have risen 0.3 percent.

At 9:55 a.m. - The University of Michigan releases its gauge of consumer confidence for October. Economists predict the index will increase to 68.9 from 68.2 last month.

At 10 a.m. - The Commerce Department releases data on business inventories for August.

At noon - Former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Donald Kohn speaks at a gathering of the Urban Land Institute.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | October 15, 2010; 9:39 AM ET
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