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Posted at 6:33 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

By Neil Irwin

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases retail sales data for December. Analysts are expecting yet another indicator of a strong holiday sales season, with a forecast gain of 0.8 percent.

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department is slated to release inflation data that analysts expect to show a pattern similar to what happened with wholesale numbers. Expect a 0.4 percent gain in the consumer price index, or 0.1 percent when food and energy are excluded.

At 9:15 a.m. -- The Fed plans to release industrial production data that are expected to show continued steady-as-she-goes expansion in the manufacturing sector, with a 0.4 percent gain forecast.

By Neil Irwin  | January 14, 2011; 6:33 AM ET
Categories:  *Economic agenda  | Tags:  consumer price index, industrial production, retail sales  
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