Vital Signs for the Week of Sept. 19

On tap: Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting, August housing starts, leading economic indicators index, and more

The Federal Reserve will take center stage given the dearth of other key economic data this week. The Fed's Open Market Committee meets for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Economists and the bond market alike will be anxiously watching to see if the central bank continues hiking rates or takes a breather.

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