Vital Signs for the Week of Nov. 15

On tap: October industrial production data, consumer and producer price index for October, and regional factory activity surveys from the Philadelphia and New York Federal Reserve banks

Not too long ago, economists were talking about the fourth quarter turning into another soft patch for the economy. High oil prices, weak job growth, slower economic growth abroad, Iraq, and other factors were expected to collectively weigh on the U.S. economy. Half way through the final quarter, however, conditions are looking pretty good.

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