The business week ahead
MONDAY: The quarterly earnings season kicks off this week with fourth-quarter financial reports from big U.S. banks — starting with Citigroup.
TUESDAY: The Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for December. … Earnings reports: JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
WEDNESDAY: The National Association of Home Builders issues its housing-market index for January. … The Federal Reserve releases its Beige Book, a summary of regional economic outlooks. … Earnings reports: Bank of America, U.S. Bancorp.
THURSDAY: The Northwest Multiple Listing Service releases its year-in-review report for 2018 real estate, after an up-and-down year for Seattle-area home prices.
FRIDAY: The Federal Reserve reports on industrial production for December.