Business Outlook: THE WEEK AHEAD
PRODUCER PRICE INDEX
Tuesday, July 12, 8:30 a.m.
Producer prices for finished goods probably increased by 0.3% in June after falling 0.1% in April and May, forecast economists surveyed by MMS International, a division of McGraw-Hill Inc. Prices may have risen a bit faster, though, led by higher gasoline prices. Excluding the food and energy sectors, producer prices likely edged up 0.1% last month, after a 0.4% jump in May.JAMES C. COOPER AND KATHLEEN MADIGAN