PERSONAL INCOME
      Monday, Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m. -- Personal income likely rose 0.5% in September, 
      while consumer spending was up 0.3%. Those are the median forecasts of 
      economists surveyed by MMS International, one of The McGraw-Hill Cos. Incomes 
      were flat in August, while spending surged 1%.
      
      EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX
      Tuesday, Oct. 31, 8:30 a.m. -- Labor costs for civilian workers likely rose 
      0.7% in the third quarter, the same as in the second.
      
      NEW HOME SALES
      Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. -- The MMS survey probably forecast that new 
      single-family home sales stood at an annual rate of 713,000 in September. 
      That's little changed from August's 710,000 pace.
      
      CONSUMER CONFIDENCE
      Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. -- The Conference Board's index of consumer 
      confidence probably increased to 98.7 in October, from 97.4 in September.
      
      LEADING INDICATORS
      Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m.  -- The index of leading indicators was probably 
      flat in September, after rising 0.2% in August. The report will be prepared by 
      the Conference Board, which will take control of the index from the Commerce 
      Dept. at yearend.
      
      NAPM SURVEY
      Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. -- The National Association of Purchasing 
      Management's business index likely stood at 49.5% in October, up from 48.3% in 
      September.
      
      CONSTRUCTION SPENDING
      Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. -- Construction spending probably jumped 0.6% in 
      September, after falling 0.2% in August.
      
      EMPLOYMENT
      Friday, Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. -- The MMS survey projects that nonfarm jobs rose by 
      125,000 in October, on par with the 121,000 gain in September. October's 
      unemployment rate remained at 5.6%.
      
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