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     WASHINGTON (MNI)  - The following are highlights of forecasts for upcoming
U.S. economic indicators provided by Bloomberg. 
Housing Starts & Building Permits (millions)                   
 Friday, July 17 at 8:30am (ET)                          
     June housing starts are expected to climb to 1.180 million after reaching
0.891 million in April, their lowest level since since February 2015 (0.888
million). Permits for single family homes saw a large gain last month. Building
permits are also expected to increase, climbing to 1.290 million after reaching
1.216 million in May.
University of Michigan Survey of Consumers (index)
 Friday, July 17 at 10:00am (ET)
     U.S. consumer sentiment likely rose to 79.0 in the July preliminary
estimate, from 78.1 in June. 
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