Dispatch from the Front: The Week of October 15, 2012

President Obama preps for debate number two in Williamsburg, Va., today. He travels to Long Island for the debate the following day. On Wednesday, he is back on the campaign trail in Iowa and Ohio. On Thursday, he campaigns in New Hampshire before attending an event in New York City. On Friday, he goes to Camp David.

The House and Senate are out of session.

Executive Branch: Vice President Joe Biden is campaigning in Reno, Nevada, today. Also today, the Department of Commerce’s Under Secretary for Industry and Security Eric Hirschhorn discusses export control reform in Alabama.

Economic Reports: From The New York Times: “Data to be released include retail sales for September and business inventories for August (Monday); the Consumer Price Index for September and industrial production for September (Tuesday); housing starts for September (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims, the Philadelphia Fed index for October and leading economic indicators for September (Thursday); and existing home sales for September (Friday).” More from The Washington Post.


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