Vital Signs: Spending and Housing Show Recovery

On deck: retail sales, producer and consumer price indexes, business inventories, industrial production, Beige Book, homebuilders' survey, and housing starts

Some of the most hopeful signs that the economy is beginning to stabilize come from two key areas: consumer spending and housing. This week's economic reports will provide updates on both that will help to determine if recent signs of bottoming out are for real or just a head fake.

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