The day ahead: Wednesday

November 17, 2009

Consumer prices are forecast to have risen 0.2 percent in October, unchanged from the mild rise seen in September. Housing starts are expected to edge higher.

Other Highlights:

*  Limited Brands, operator of the Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works chains, is set to post a third-quarter loss, having struggled with sales of what are seen as non-necessities.

*  BJ’s Wholesale Club is forecast to report lower profit as it contends with falling food prices and lackluster demand for its general merchandise.

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