Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Monday Business | Preview

Other economic news this week

October 16, 2000

* Today, the Commerce Department will report on inventories at U.S. businesses in August. In July, stockpiles of unsold goods rose 0.2%.

* Wednesday, the Commerce Department will issue a report on starts of new housing construction in September. A month earlier, housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.531 million in August.

* Thursday, the Labor Department will release its weekly statistics on first-time unemployment claims. Some 306,000 claims were reported the previous week. A reading around 300,000 is considered consistent with a low national unemployment rate.

* Thursday, the Commerce Department will report on the trade deficit for August. Surging imports from Asia as well as higher oil prices are expected to widen the trade gap.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|