The day ahead: Tuesday


On the anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ failure, investors will also be eyeing quarterly results from Best Buy and Adobe Systems.

*  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks on “Reflections on a Year of Crisis on the anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers.

*  A report on producer prices is expected to show that costlier oil is nudging up headline inflation by 0.8 percent, although excluding volatile food and energy economists were looking for a tame 0.1 percent rise.

*  Retail sales figures are seen rising 2.0 percent for August after July’s 0.1 percent fall, but excluding autos they are seen only rising 0.4 percent.