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This Week: Consumer credit, producer prices, Delta results

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: DEEPER IN DEBT? The Federal Reserve issues its latest monthly snapshot of U.S. consumer borrowing Monday. The tally, which excludes mortgages and other loans secured by real estate, is expected to show consumer borrowing increased by $15.7 billion in August, down from an increase of $23.3 billion the previous month. That gain in July pushed total consumer borrowing to a record $4.1 trillion.

Consumer credit, monthly change, seasonally adjusted, billions of dollars: March 10.0 April 16.5 May 16.8 June 13.8 July 23.3 Aug. (est.) 15.7 Source: FactSet EYE ON INFLATION U.S. wholesale prices have been mostly edging higher, reflecting persistently tame inflation.

The producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, rose 0.1% in August, the third straight increase. Over the past 12 months, wholesale prices have risen 1.8%. The Labor Department issues its September tally of wholesale prices Tuesday.

Producer price index, monthly percent change, seasonally adjusted: April 0.5 May -0.1 June 0.1 July 0.2 Aug. 0.1 Sept. (est.) 0.1 Source: FactSet TURBULENT QUARTER? Wall Street expects that Delta Air Lines will deliver improved results for the third quarter.

Financial analysts predict the airline will report Thursday that its earnings and revenue increased in the July-September quarter from a year earlier. Still, investors will be listening for an update on Delta's cost projections after the company warned that it faces higher expenses.

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