The Week Ahead

PRODUCER PRICE INDEX Thursday, June 11, 8:30 a.m.

Producer prices for finished goods likely grew by about 0.3% in May, say economists surveyed by MMS International, a division of McGraw-Hill Inc. That's suggested by higher fuel costs. Producer inflation continues to pose little threat to the economy. The expected May gain follows milder increases of 0.2% in each of the three previous months. And in the 12 months ended in April, finished-goods prices rose by only 0.9%.

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