ALL TIMES EDT/GMT:TREASURY:No events are scheduled.FEDERAL RESERVE:
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lackerspeaks on "Challenges to Economic Growth" before students,faculty, and business leaders at the University of Virginia,Charlottesville, Virginia, 12:35 p.m. (1635 GMT)
ECONOMIC INDICATORS :
Labor Department releases the September Producer PriceIndex, 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT). Economists in a Reuters surveyforecast a 0.7 percent rise compared with a 1.7 percent rise inAugust. Excluding volatile food and energy items, PPI isexpected to rise 0.2 percent, a repeat of the August increase.
Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumersrelease October preliminary consumer sentiment index, 9:55 a.m.(1355 GMT). Economists in a Reuters survey expect a reading of78.0 compared with 78.3 in the final September report.
Economic Cycle Research Institute releases its weekly indexof economic activity for Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. (1430 GMT). In theprior week, the index read 126.3.
Treasury Department issues monthly budget for September, 2p.m. (1800 GMT). Economists in a Reuters survey forecast a $42.0billion surplus compared with a August budget deficit of $191.0billion.
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