PERSONAL INCOME Monday, Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m. Personal income likely rose by 0.6% 
      in December after falling 0.1% in November, according to the median forecast of 
      economists polled by MMS International, a unit of McGraw-Hill Inc. Consumer 
      spending probably increased 0.3% last month, half of the 0.6% gain in November.
      
      EMPLOYMENT COSTS
      Tuesday, Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m. Wages and benefits for private workers likely grew 
      0.8% in the fourth quarter, up slightly from 0.7% in the third quarter. If so, 
      labor costs for all of 1994 rose 3.1%, slower than the 3.4% advance in 1993.
      
      CONSUMER CONFIDENCE
      Tuesday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. Consumer confidence probably slipped to 101.8 in 
      January, says the MMS survey. In December, the confidence index was 102.2.
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
      Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. The government's composite index of leading 
      indicators likely rose just 0.1% in December, on top of a 0.3% advance in 
      November.
      
      NAPM SURVEY
      Wednesday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. The National Association of Purchasing Management's 
      business index likely fell to 57% in January, from 57.5% in December.
      
      CONSTRUCTION SPENDING
      Wednesday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. Building outlays probably rose 0.4% in December on 
      top of a strong 0.7% gain in November.
      
      NEW SINGLE-FAMILY HOME SALES
      Thursday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m. Sales likely fell to a 680,000 annual rate in 
      December. November sales slid 2.5% to 693,000.
      
      EMPLOYMENT
      Friday, Feb. 3, 8:30 a.m. The MMS survey calls for a 220,000 gain in nonfarm 
      payrolls in January, just a bit slower than the 256,000 new jobs created in 
      December. The January jobless rate is expected to be unchanged from December's 
      5.4%.
      
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