* A spike in gasoline prices probably lifted consumer prices in August, but the overall inflation picture remains benign as the economy struggles to emerge from recession.
* Oracle’s quarterly earnings will help investors gauge whether businesses are starting to boost technology spending, as some IT companies have predicted over the course of the summer.
* At the third day of the Reuters Russia Investment Summit being held in Moscow Reuters speaks with Credit Suisse Head of Private Banking Alexis Rodzianko, Aeroflot General Director Vitaly Savelyev and RTS CEO Roman Goryunov.
* Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on “Reflections on a Year of Crisis on the anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers.
* Motorola unveils new phones in San Francisco.
* The Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing to examine an SEC report that found its personnel assigned to the Bernard Madoff case were at times too inexperienced and resisted whistleblowers.
Washington’s health-care reform debate could go on for a while, but who can afford to wait?
* Google is set to brief investors in a Webcast about search and monetization. While the company made its fortune on Internet search ads, Wall Street is increasingly eager for signs that the company’s other money-making bets will pay off.