5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

The Labor Department reports three price indexes. Import prices (Tuesday), the producer-price index (Wednesday) and the consumer-price index (Friday) should show the effects of rising energy prices.  For most inflation-watchers, the CPI report carries the most weight. Economists expect the top-line CPI increased 0.3% in June, on top of an energy-related 0.4% gain in May. Another category that should lift the top-line indexes: the jump in egg and poultry prices related to vian flu. Economists think when food and energy are excluded, the CPI increased just 0.2% in June.

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10 July 2015 | 8:13 pm – Source: blogs.wsj.com


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