A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:
The Conference Board issues its latest monthly index of U.S. consumer confidence Tuesday.
Economists project that this month’s index slipped to 124 from a reading of 129.1 in July. That would mark the first monthly drop in the index since December. A reading of 90 or better reflects a healthy economy. The index can provide clues about consumer spending, which accounts for 70% of economic activity.
Consumer confidence, by month:
Aug. (est.) 124.0