The Week Ahead

RETAIL SALES Tuesday, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m

Retail sales probably increased a modest 0.4% in July, according to a survey of economists done by MMS International, a unit of McGraw-Hill Inc. Higher new-car purchases in July will account for much of the gain. Sales dropped 0.2% in June but had risen by 0.8% in May.

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