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Posted at 6:24 AM ET, 02/16/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

By Washington Post editors

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases producer-price index for January.

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases housing starts for January.

At 9:15 a.m. -- The Federal Reserve releases industrial production for January.

At 10 a.m. -- Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner testifies about Obama's budget proposal before the Senate Finance Committee.

At 2 p.m. -- The House subcommittee on Insurance, Housing, & Community Opportunity holds a hearing on whether there are government barriers to the housing market recovering.

At 2 p.m. -- The Federal Reserve releases minutes of the Jan. 26 Federal Open Market Committee meeting. Economists expect an upgrade over previous forecasts of GDP but the unemployment forecast is trickier.

At 2 p.m. -- Geithner testifies about Obama's budget proposal before the House Budget Committee.

At 2 p.m. -- Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob Lew testifies about Obama's budget proposal before the House Ways and Means Committee.

By Washington Post editors  | February 16, 2011; 6:24 AM ET
Categories:  *Economic agenda  | Tags:  Fed, Federal Reserve, Geithner, Lew  
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