Plan your week



TUESDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business luncheon; topic is self-defense; 11:30 a.m.; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St., Augusta; $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers, (706) 821-1318

TUESDAY: Aiken Small Business Development Center presents Me, Own A Franchise?; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; University of South Carolina Aiken, Penland Administration Building; $45 advance, $50 at the door, (803) 641-3646

THURSDAY: Aiken Young Professionals Third Thursday; 6 p.m.; Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. NW; free; (803) 641-1111


TODAY: Federal Reserve releases industrial production for September, 9:15 a.m.

TUESDAY: Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for September, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases international money flows data for August, 9 a.m.; National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for October, 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY: Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for September, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases housing starts for September, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m.

THURSDAY: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for September, 10 a.m.; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates, 10 a.m.

- From staff and wire reports