Business Outlook: THE WEEK AHEAD
PRODUCER PRICE INDEX
Thursday, Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m.
Producer prices of finished goods likely rose 0.3% in July, according to the median forecast of economists surveyed by MMS International, a division of McGraw-Hill Inc. The gain may even be larger because of the runup in crude-oil prices since the spring. Any increase in July would be the first rise in the PPI since March. Producer prices were unchanged in June.