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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Friday: Retail Sales, CPI

by Calculated Risk on 5/11/2017 08:46:00 PM

• At 8:30 AM ET, Retail sales for April will be released.  The consensus is for a 0.6% increase in retail sales.

• Also at 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for April from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.2% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI.

• At 10:00 AM, University of Michigan's Consumer sentiment index (preliminary for May). The consensus is for a reading of 97.3, up from 97.0 in April.

• Also at 10:00 AM: Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales (business inventories) report for March.  The consensus is for a 0.1% increase in inventories.