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.

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