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Friday: Retail Sales, CPI

Summary:
Friday:• At 8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for December will be released.  The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in retail sales.• Also at 8:30 AM: The Consumer Price Index for December from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.• At 10:00 AM: Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business inventories) report for November.  The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in inventories.

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Friday:
• At 8:30 AM ET: Retail sales for December will be released.  The consensus is for a 0.5% increase in retail sales.

• Also at 8:30 AM: The Consumer Price Index for December from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.

• At 10:00 AM: Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business inventories) report for November.  The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in inventories.
Bill McBride
A full time blogger, Mr. McBride retired as a senior executive from a small public company in the '90s. Mr. McBride holds an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and has a background in management, finance and economics.

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