Vital Signs: Will Growth Keep Up in the First Quarter?

On tap: Key January reports covering retail sales, industrial production, producer prices, and housing starts

Several economic reports in the upcoming week should give a clearer view of how much of the economy's strength in the fourth quarter has carried over into the first quarter. The headliners are January data on retail sales, business inventories, industrial production, and housing starts. Each will offer a take on a key trend that will help the markets to shape their impression of where the economy is headed in coming months.

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