Business Week Index: THE WEEK AHEAD
BusinessWeek Index: THE WEEK AHEAD
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 10 a.m. - The Conference Board's index of consumer confidence
probably fell to 101 in February from 102.1 in January. That's the median
forecast of economists surveyed by MMS International, a division of McGraw-Hill
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 8:30 a.m. - The MMS survey projects that the Commerce
Dept.'s first revisions to the fourth-quarter economy will show no change in
the annual rate of growth for real GDP, already reported as 4.5%. However, the
mix will change: A smaller trade gap likely offset slower inventory
accumulation at yearend.
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 10 a.m. - Outlays for building projects likely fell 0.2% in
January, after a steep 1.1% jump in December.
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 10 a.m. - The National Association of Purchasing
Management's index probably slipped slightly in February to 57% from 57.9% in
Thursday, Mar. 2, 8:30 a.m. - Personal income probably increased 0.8% in
January, the same solid advance posted in December. Consumer spending likely
rose 0.3%, also the same gain as in December. That means the softer pace for
buying evident at yearend carried into 1995.
NEW HOME SALES
Thursday, Mar. 2, 10 a.m. - Homes probably sold at an annual rate of 624,000 in
January, down from 637,000 in December.
Friday, Mar. 3, 8:30 a.m. - The government's composite index of leading
indicators likely fell 0.1% in January.
Friday, Mar. 3, 10 a.m. - Factory inventories likely rose by 0.3% in January,
the same increase as in December.