The Week Ahead

NAPM SURVEY Monday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m.

The index of industrial activity compiled by the National Association of Purchasing Management probably rose to 53.7% in July, up from 52.8% in June. Thats the forecast of economists polled by mms International, a division of McGraw-Hill Inc. The expected reading would indicate that the factory recovery built up a bit more steam in July.

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