The Weekly Numbers
Posted at 7:45 a.m. on March 11
Here are the economic data highlights for this week, along with consensus predictions, via Bill McBride and the Financial Times.
Tuesday, March 12: House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) releases the Republican Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2014.
Wednesday, March 13: “8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for February will be released… The consensus is for retail sales to increase 0.5% in February (boosted by higher gasoline prices), and to increase 0.5% ex-autos.”
Thursday, March 14: “8:30 AM: Producer Price Index for February. The consensus is for a 0.6% increase in producer prices (0.1% increase in core).”
Friday, March 15: “8:30 AM: Consumer Price Index for February. The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in CPI in February (due to higher gasoline prices) and for core CPI to increase 0.2%.” Speech by Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher at the Conservative Political Action Conference on “Too Big to Fail.”