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Economy Week Ahead: Housing and Retail Sales in Focus

Layoffs, industrial output will also be assessed in this week’s slate of economic indicators



The National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo housing-market index kicks off a week of U.S. housing figures. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal expect that the index—a measure of building confidence—declined slightly.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is slated to release its monthly Empire State Manufacturing Survey, and economists expect to show a decline in general business conditions.


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