Business Outlook: THE WEEK AHEAD
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Tuesday, Mar. 15, 9:15 a.m.
The MMS median forecast calls for a 0.2% increase in output in February, on top of a 0.4% rise in January. The gain is suggested by a small rise in factory payrolls and 12 minutes added to overtime. Utility use, which jumped 3.5% in frigid January, probably fell back. Operating rates for all industry likely held steady in February at January's 83.1%.