The week ahead in business

  • Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 12:01 a.m.


The Federal Reserve releases industrial production for August.


The National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for September.

U.S. Labor Department releases the Consumer Price Index for August.

Federal Reserve policymakers begin a two-day meeting to set interest rates

Germany’s ZEW institute releases its monthly investor confidence index for Europe’s biggest economy and one of South Carolina’s biggest trading partners.


U.S. Commerce Department releases housing starts for August.

Federal Reserve policymakers meet to set interest rates.

The European Commission, the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm, is presenting its draft legislation on financial benchmarks aiming to prevent further manipulation as was revealed in the case of the LIBOR, the critical rate banks use to borrow from each other.


U.S. Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims.

Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates.

The Conference Board releases leading indicators for August.

The National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for August.

U.S. Commerce Department releases the current account trade deficit for the second quarter.

Europe’s financial stability watchdog, the European Systemic Risk Board, holds a regular quarterly meeting.


The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce releases unemployment figures for August.

Associated Press

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