Jump in Retail Sales Expected -- Data Week Ahead

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The following are forecasts for next week's U.S. data from a survey compiled by The Wall Street Journal.

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DATE TIME RELEASE PERIOD CONSENSUS PREVIOUS

(ET)

Tuesday 0600 NFIB Small Business Svy Apr N/A 104.7

1000 Wholesale Inventories Mar -0.1% (5) +0.4%

1000 Job Openings & Mar N/A 5.7M

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Labor Turnover

Wednesday 0830 Import Prices Apr -0.1% (5) -0.2%

1400 Monthly Federal Budget Apr N/A +$106B*

Thursday 0830 Jobless Claims May 6 244K (8) 238K

0830 Producer Price Index Apr +0.2% (10) -0.1%

-- ex food & energy Apr +0.2% (10) +0.0%

Friday 0830 Retail Sales Apr +0.5% (12) -0.2%

-- ex autos Apr +0.5% (12) +0.0%

0830 Consumer Price Index Apr +0.2% (14) -0.3%

-- ex food & energy Apr +0.2% (14) -0.1%

1000 Business Inventories Mar +0.1% (8) +0.3%

1000 Consumer Sentiment May 97.0 (9) 97.0**

(Preliminary)

*April 2016 Reading

**End-April Reading

(Figures in parentheses refer to number of economists surveyed.)

Write to Tim Merle at dataweekahead@wsj.com

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May 05, 2017 14:10 ET (18:10 GMT)