EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX
      Tuesday, July 30, 8:30 a.m.EDT -- Wage and benefit costs are expected to have 
      risen 0.8% in the second quarter, according to economists surveyed by MMS 
      International, one of The McGraw-Hill Companies. The index rose 0.7% in the 
      first quarter.
      
      SINGLE-FAMILY HOME SALES
      Tuesday, July 30, 10 a.m.EDT -- June sales of new houses are projected to dip 
      to an annual rate of 780,000, from 828,000 in May.
      
      CONSUMER CONFIDENCE
      Tuesday, July 30, 10 a.m.EDT -- Economists look for the Conference Board's July 
      index to rise to 98.6, up from 97.6 in June.
      
      GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
      Thursday, Aug. 1, 8:30 a.m.EDT -- Real GDP is expected to have grown at a 4% 
      annual rate in the second quarter, up from 2.2% in the first quarter.
      
      PURCHASING MANAGERS' INDEX
      Thursday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.EDT -- The nation's purchasing managers will report a 
      rise in their July index of industrial activity, to 55%, up from 54.3% in June, 
      the economists forecast.
      
      CONSTRUCTION SPENDING
      Thursday, Aug. 1, 10 a.m.EDT -- June construction outlays are expected to show 
      a 0.5% gain, following a 0.9% drop in May.
      
      LABOR MARKETS
      Friday, Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m.EDT -- Nonfarm payrolls in July are projected to have 
      increased by 200,000, after June's 239,000 gain. The jobless rate is expected 
      to have edged up to 5.4%., from 5.3%.
      
      PERSONAL INCOME
      Friday, Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m.EDT -- Personal income in June probably jumped 0.9%, 
      reflecting the month's surges in hourly earnings and the workweek.
      
      FACTORY INVENTORIES
      Friday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.EDT -- Manufacturers' inventories were nearly flat in 
      June, after a 0.2% dip in May.
      
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