Heads up: A big week for key monthly economic reports, starting Tuesday with the Federal Reserve's July figures on industrial production...

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Heads up: A big week for key monthly economic reports, starting Tuesday with the Federal Reserve’s July figures on industrial production, the Commerce Department’s report on housing starts and the Labor Department’s update on the consumer price index. Labor reports on prices at the producer level Wednesday and the Conference Board releases on Thursday its monthly Leading Economic Indicators Index.

Tomorrow: Negotiators from Boeing and the Machinists union descend on the SeaTac Doubletree Hotel for two weeks of talks on a new labor agreement. The contract expires at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 2.

Tuesday: Nordstrom reports its second-quarter earnings at 2 p.m. The retailer reported preliminary sales of $787 million for the four-week period ending July 30, an increase of 5.4 percent from one year ago for the same four-week period…. Washington state’s July jobless figures are released. The unemployment rate in June edged down to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent in May, while the state gained 7,600 jobs. Nationally, employers added 207,000 jobs in July.

Friday: Candidates for the Port Commission take questions at a public forum hosted by the King County Democratic Central Committee. 6:30 p.m. at the Seattle Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave, Hall 1.

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