Economic Events on March 16, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Consumer Price Index report for February will be released.  The consensus is that CPI increased 0.5% last month, and there was a 0.5% increase in CPI when food and energy are removed.

At 9:15 AM Eastern time, the Industrial Production report for February will be released. The consensus is that there will be an increase 0f 0.5% in production and an increase 0f 0.3% in industrial capacity utilization.

At 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the first half of March will be announced.  The consensus is that the index will be at 76.0, which would be an increase of 0.7 points from the level reported in the second half of last month.

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