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Economic agenda: Friday, Oct. 1, 2010

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases data on personal incomes and personal spending for August. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect both incomes and spending will have risen by 0.3 percent from July.

At 9:55 a.m. -- The University of Michigan releases its index of consumer sentiment. Economists predict that the index will rise slightly, to 67.

At 10 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases data on construction spending in August. Economists expect a decline of 0.4 percent from July.

At 10 a.m. -- The Institute for Supply Management releases its index of manufacturing sector activity for September. Economists are expecting this gauge to fall to 54.5 from a level of 56.3 in August.

All day long -- Major automakers release sales results from September, with a final industry-wide tally expected in late afternoon. Economists expect the annualized rate of domestic vehicle production to rise slightly to 8.7 million from 8.66 million.

By Mike Shepard  | October 1, 2010; 6:16 AM ET
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