The Week Ahead

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX Tuesday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m.

Consumer prices probably increased by just 0.2% in August, say economists surveyed by McGraw-Hill Inc.'s mms International. Prices rose just 0.1% in July and are up just 3.2% from a year ago. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, prices are expected to have risen by 0.3% in August, after 0.2% advances in June and July.

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