Political Economy: *Economic agenda


Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, March 3, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases fourth-quarter workplace productivity. At 10 a.m. -- The Institute for Supply Management report on activity in the services sector in February...

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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

At 8:15 a.m. -- ADP employment report on job creation in the private sector in February is released. At 10 a.m. -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies about "Challenges Facing State and Local Governments" before the House Financial...

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Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

At 10 a.m. -- Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers the Fed's twice yearly monetary policy report to Congress before the Senate Banking Committee. At 10 a.m. -- The Institute of Supply Management releases manufacturing activity data for February....

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Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 02/03/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity in the work force. At 9:30 a.m. -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on...

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  06:25 AM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 02/02/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

At 10 a.m. -- The Securities and Exchange Commission meets to consider possible rules on swaps....

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 02/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  SEC

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 02/01/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011

At 10 a.m. -- The Institute for Supply Management plans to release its index of activity at manufacturing firms, which is expected to show another month of strong expansion at the nation's factories in January. Forecasters expect the index to...

By Neil Irwin and Ariana Eunjung Cha  |  06:30 AM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  auto sales

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/31/2011

Economic agenda: Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department is set to release data on December personal income and consumption. The numbers were already reflected in Friday's report on gross national product. Look for an 0.4 percent rise in incomes and an...

By Neil Irwin  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  personal income

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/28/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, Jan. 28, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases its report on gross domestic product growth for the fourth quarter. Economists expect that the GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.5 percent, a nice pickup from the 2.6 percent rate...

By Neil Irwin and Michelle Williams  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  GDP

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/27/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases data on durable goods orders for December. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg are expecting an increase of 1.5 percent from November. At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases data on first-time claims...

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011

At 9:30 a.m. -- The Senate Energy Committee holds a hearing on the BP oil spill to explore the findings of the national commission that investigated the incident and recently published its conclusions. At 9:30 a.m. -- The House Oversight...

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  Federal Reserve, TARP

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/25/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011

At 9 a.m. -- S&P/Case Shiller release their monthly index of home prices. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg are calling for a 1.6 percent decline in the nation's most closely watched metropolitan areas in November. At 9 a.m. -- Federal Reserve...

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/21/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, Jan. 21, 2011

At 1 p.m. -- President Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks on the economy after touring a General Electric battery plant in Albany accompanied by GE chief executive Jeffrey Immelt....

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases its weekly reading on new jobless claims. At 10 a.m. -- The National Association of Realtors releases its existing-home sales data. Existing home sales are forecasted to have risen in December. Analysts...

By Neil Irwin  |  06:35 AM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  existing home sales

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/19/2011

AFL-CIO's Trumka calls for focus on job creation

President Obama should issue a "call to action" to invest in jobs and bring down the nation's chronically high unemployment rate, instead of sparring with Republicans over budget cuts that threaten to further weaken the American economy, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said Wednesday.

By Lori Montgomery  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases housing starts, which forecasters expect will show that builders pulled back a bit in December. Analysts are looking for an annual rate of 550,000 housing units started, down 0.9 percent from November....

By Neil Irwin  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  housing starts

Posted at 06:33 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases retail sales data for December. Analysts are expecting yet another indicator of a strong holiday sales season, with a forecast gain of 0.8 percent. At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department is...

By Neil Irwin  |  06:33 AM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  consumer price index, industrial production, retail sales

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 01/13/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases data on inflation at the wholesale level in December. At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases data on weekly claims for unemployment insurance. At 8:30 a.m. -- The Commerce Department releases...

By Mike Shepard  |  06:32 AM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner gives a speech at the School of Advanced International Studies on economic relations between the U.S. and China. At 2 p.m. -- The Federal Reserve releases its periodic beige book survey...

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  Geithner, beige book

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Economic agenda: Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

No set time -- Goldman Sachs is scheduled to release some time Tuesday a report detailing proposed changes to its business practices in the wake of regulators' allegations it misled clients about complex mortgage investments. At 9 a.m. -- U.S....

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  chamber of commerce, goldman, iPhone, job-market turnover, oil spill, verizon

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/07/2011

Economic agenda: Friday, Jan. 7, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department is scheduled to release unemployment data for September December. At 9:30 a.m. -- Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on the state of the U.S. economy. At...

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  Bernanke, September unemployment, Sperling

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/06/2011

Economic agenda: Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011

At 8:30 a.m. -- The Labor Department releases data on weekly claims for unemployment benefits. In the morning, no set time -- Major retailers are scheduled to release sales results from December, including the critical holiday shopping season. At 2...

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 01/05/2011

Economic agenda: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

At 8:15 a.m. -- Payroll company ADP issues its monthly report on the jobs market, offering a preview of Friday's official unemployment numbers from the federal government. At 10 a.m. -- The Institute for Supply Management releases its monthly index...

By Mike Shepard  |  06:30 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  *Economic agenda | Tags:  ADP, Yang Jiechi