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Repeats Story Initially Transmitted at 20:06 GMT Nov 27/15:06 EST Nov 27
                                                                             
     WASHINGTON (MNI) - The following are highlights of forecasts for   
upcoming U.S. economic indicators provided by participants in the MNI   
weekly survey. The comment section presents the key elements behind the 
median forecasts.   
Conference Board Consumer Confidence for November (index)               
 Tuesday, November 28 at 10:00 a.m. ET                   Actual:        
               Median         Range                  Nov17  Oct17  Sep17
 Confidence     124.0      120.0 to 126.3               --  125.9  120.6
                                                                        
     Comments: The index of consumer confidence is expected to decline  
to a reading of 124.0 in November after a sharp gain to 125.9 in        
October. The Michigan Sentiment Index slipped to 98.5 in November from  
100.7 in the previous month.                                            
                                                                        
GDP for Third Quarter (second estimate)                                 
 Wednesday, November 29 at 8:30 a.m. ET                  Actual:        
               Median         Range                   3Q17s  3Q17a  2Q17
 GDP            +3.4%      +3.0% to +3.5%               --  +3.0%  +3.1%
 Chain Prices   +2.2%      +2.2% to +2.2%               --  +2.2%  +1.0%
                                                                        
     Comments: Third quarter GDP is expected to be revised up to 3.4%   
rate of growth from the 3.0% preliminary estimate, with the key factor  
being stronger PCE growth than in the advance estimate. The chain price 
index is expected to be unrevised at a 2.2% pace of growth.             
                                                                        
Weekly Jobless Claims for November 25 week                              
 Thursday, November 30 at 8:30 a.m. ET                   Actual:        
               Median         Range                  Nov25  Nov18  Nov11
 Weekly Claims   240k      239k to 245k                 --   239k   252k
                                                                        
     Comments: The level of initial jobless claims is expected to tick  
up to 240,000 in the November 25 holiday week after a 13,000 decrease in
the previous week. The four-week moving average would rise by 2,750 in  
the coming week as the 229,000 level in the October 28 week drops out of
the calculation, assuming the MNI forecast is correct and there are no  
revisions.                                                              
                                                                        
Personal Income for October (percent change)                            
 Thursday, November 30 at 8:30 a.m. ET                   Actual:        
               Median         Range                  Oct17  Sep17  Aug17
 Income         +0.3%      +0.1% to +0.4%               --  +0.4%  +0.2%
 Spending       +0.3%      +0.2% to +0.4%               --  +1.0%  +0.1%
 Core Prices    +0.2%      +0.1% to +0.2%               --  +0.1%  +0.1%
                                                                        
     Comments: Personal income is expected to rise by 0.3% in October,  
as payrolls surged by 261,000, average weekly hours held steady at 34.4 
hours, and hourly were flat. Current dollar PCE is forecast to rise     
0.3%, as retail sales rose 0.2% in the month and were still up 0.1%     
excluding a 0.7% gain in motor vehicle sales. Core retail sales (also   
ex. gas) were rose 0.3% in the month, while sales excluding autos, gas, 
building materials and food services rose 0.3%, indicating underlying   
strength. The core PCE price index is expected to post a 0.2% gain in   
October following a string of 0.1% gains but the year/year rate should  
remain well below the 2% threshold.                                     
                                                                        
MNI Chicago Report for November (index)                                 
 Thursday, November 30 at 9:45 a.m. ET                   Actual:        
               Median         Range                  Nov17  Oct17  Sep17
 MNI Chicago     63.5      61.0 to 66.5                 --   66.2   65.2
                                                                        
     Comments: The MNI Chicago PMI is expected to decline to a          
still-strong reading of 63.5 in November after rising further to 66.2 in
October. Other regional data already released, however, suggest that    
growth slowed in those areas.                                           
                                                                        
Domestic Motor Vehicle Sales for November (mln units, saar)             
 Friday, December 1                                      Actual:        
               Median         Range                  Nov17  Oct17  Sep17
 Dom Sales      13.5m     13.4m to 13.6m                --  13.8m  14.2m
                                                                        
     Comments: Domestic-made vehicle sales are expected to tick down to 
13.4 million annual rate in November after slowing to a 13.8 million    
annual rate in October. Seasonal adjustment factors are less            
accommodative in November than they were in October.                    
                                                                        
ISM Manufacturing Index for November                                    
 Friday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET                     Actual:        
               Median         Range                   Nov17  Oct17 Sep17
 Mfg ISM         58.0      57.0 to 58.5                  --   58.7  60.8
                                                                        
     Comments: The ISM manufacturing index is expected to fall further  
to a reading of 58.0 in November after dipping to 58.7 in October.      
Regional conditions data have suggested growth slowed in the month.     
                                                                        
Construction Spending for October (percent change)                      
 Friday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET                     Actual:        
               Median         Range                  Oct17  Sep17  Aug17
 Construction   +0.5%      +0.2% to +1.0%               --  +0.3%  +0.1%
                                                                        
     Comments: Construction spending is expected to rise by 0.5% in     
October. Housing starts surged by 13.7% in the month, suggesting private
residential building could rise sharply.                                
                                                         
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com