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MNI Survey of US Economic Forecasts: Sep 15

                     Sep 15   Sep 15    Sep 15    Sep 15       Sep 15     Sep 15
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                              Retail                                      Prelim
                     Retail    Sales  Industrl  Capacity     Business       Mich
                      Sales  Ex-Auto  Productn   Utilizn  Inventories  Sentiment
Data For                Aug      Aug       Aug       Aug          Jul        Sep
Denomination              %        %         %         %            %      Index
Median Forecast
**                      0.1      0.5       0.1      76.8          0.2       96.0
High Forecast           0.7      0.9       0.5      77.0          0.3       98.5
Low Forecast           -0.3      0.3      -1.3      75.6          0.2       92.7
Mean                    0.1      0.5       0.0      76.7          0.2       95.7
Standard
Deviation               0.2      0.1       0.4       0.3          0.0        1.5
No. of Responses         19       18        17        18            7         13
Amherst Pierpont        0.2      0.6      -0.4      76.3           NA       96.0
BofA/Merrill
Lynch                    NA       NA        NA      76.7           NA         NA
Bank of the West        0.3      0.5       0.1      76.8          0.2       94.8
Capital Economics       0.2      0.7       0.4      76.9          0.2         94
CIBC                   -0.1      0.4      -0.3      76.5           NA         NA
Comerica Bank           0.1      0.5       0.1      76.8           NA         NA
Credit Suisse          -0.3      0.4       0.2      76.8           NA       94.4
Deutsche Bank           0.3      0.3       0.2      76.9          0.3       95.0
FT Advisors             0.1      0.6       0.0      76.7          0.2       97.3
Goldman Sachs          -0.1      0.3       0.1      76.8           NA       94.5
HSBC                    0.0      0.5       0.0      76.6           NA       92.7
Jefferies
Economics               0.0      0.4       0.2      76.9          0.3       97.0
Morgan Stanley          0.7      0.9       0.5      77.0           NA         NA
NTL Bank Canada         0.1      0.4       0.1      76.8           NA         NA
RBC                     0.1      0.6         0      76.8           NA       97.0
SocGen                  0.2      0.6      -0.1      76.6           NA       98.5
TD Securities          -0.1      0.5        NA        NA           NA         NA
UBS                     0.1      0.5      -1.3      75.6          0.2       96.0
UMaryland               0.3      0.5       0.0      76.7          0.3       96.4
Westpac
Institutional
Bank                    0.3       NA        NA        NA           NA         NA
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com
[TOPICS: MTABLE,M$U$$$]

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