The Week Ahead

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Consumer prices for all goods and services probably increased by 0.3% in September, says the median forecast of economists surveyed by Standard & Poor's MMS, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Excluding food and energy, core prices likely also rose 0.3%. In August, total consumer prices increased 0.3%, pushed up by a 2.7% surge in energy prices. But core prices edged up just 0.1%.

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