Kia Motors, the South Korean automaker, reports quarterly financial results.
Consumer Price Index (CPI): unchanged in Dec 2012
Unemployment Rate: 7.8% in Dec 2012
Payroll Employment: +155,000(p) in Dec 2012
Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.07(p) in Dec 2012
Producer Price Index (PPI): -0.2%(p) in Dec 2012
Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.4% in 3rd Qtr of 2012
Productivity: +2.9%(r) in 3rd Qtr of 2012
U.S. Import Price Index: -0.1% in Dec 2012
U.S. Export Price Index: -0.1% in Dec 2012
The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.ipohome.com) and SEC filings.
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. - Watertown, Mass., 10.1 million shares, priced $19 to $21, managed by Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Barclays. Proposed NYSE symbol BFAM. Business: Leading provider of work site child care and early education centers.
LipoScience Inc. - Raleigh, N.C., 5 million shares, priced $13 to $15, managed by Barclays, UBS, and Piper Jaffray. Proposed Nasdaq symbol LPDX. Business: Provides an LDL diagnostic test to assess cardiovascular disease risk.
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