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.

Where in the world is Fuld?


Since the Lehman collapse, former CEO Richard Fuld has been largely out of the public eye, although he has been spotted at “power lunch” restaurants in New York and was interviewed by a Reuters reporter in remote Ketchum, Idaho.

How has the credit crisis affected you?


The demise of Lehman Brothers a year ago sparked a collapse in financial market confidence and set of a series of reactions that have spread hardship into the four corners of the globe.

Reuters News has charted the key events and their impact in “Times of Crisis” — a major new multimedia production on (See it here.)