Vital Signs for the Week of Jan. 12

On Tap This Week: The December industrial production report, figures on consumer and producer prices, factory activity indexes, and more

The economic reports scheduled for release this week should mitigate the disappointing results of the December employment report. That should be especially true for manufacturing. A host of data covering the factory sector this week wraps up with the Federal Reserve's December industrial production index on Friday. Economists surveyed by Informa Global Markets expect output by factories, utilities, and mining grew 0.7%, following a stout 0.9% gain in November.

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