The business week ahead

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TUESDAY: The Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference, the second formal gathering of a Microsoft-sponsored effort to build closer ties between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., kicks off in Seattle. Local, state and provincial officials and corporate leaders are expected to attend. … Local companies Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Juno Therapeutics and Seattle Genetics are among the biotechnology firms presenting Tuesday at a three-day Morgan Stanley Healthcare Conference in New York.

WEDNESDAY: Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for August.

THURSDAY: Weekly U.S. jobless claims are reported by the Labor Department.

FRIDAY: Commerce Department releases retail sales data for August, an early sign of the economic impact of Hurricane Harvey.

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