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Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, April 15, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. — The Labor Department releases the consumer price index for March. Only a portion of those higher wholesale prices is expected to have rippled through to consumer prices. The consumer price index is forecast to have risen 0.5 percent, or 0.2 percent excluding food and energy.

At 8:30 a.m. — The New York Federal Reserve releases the Empire State index of manufacturing activity in the New York area.

At 9:15 a.m. — The Federal Reserve releases industrial production numbers for March. Analysts forecast that industrial production rose 0.5 percent in March, after dropping slightly in February.

At 9:55 a.m. — The University of Michigan and Reuters release consumer sentiment data for April.

By Washington Post editors  |  07:25 AM ET, 04/15/2011

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