Vital Signs for the Week of July 11

On tap: June consumer and producer prices, retail sales, industrial production, preliminary July consumer sentiment, and more

The economy is primed for a solid second half. Second-quarter economic growth is expected to have slowed down as manufacturers and other businesses adjusted their inventories. But the job market is still growing at a solid, if unspectacular, clip, consumers are gassing up and driving to the mall, and inflation appears to be under control.

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