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September 12, 1997

Major business events and economic events scheduled for the coming week (some dates are tentative; times, where known, are Eastern time):

MONDAY, Sept. 15

Los Angeles _ Trial in suit by Beverly Hills widow Marcelle Becker against American Airlines, claiming a pilot tied her up with a dog leash after a tussle over her escaped Maltese named Dom Perignon, whom she said later died from the incident.

Santa Ana, Calif. _ Trial in Orange County v. Merrill Lynch, a $2 billion lawsuit in which the county blames the country’s largest brokerage for its municipal bankruptcy.

TUESDAY, Sept. 16

Washington: Labor Department releases consumer prices for August. 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for July. 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases industrial production for August. 9:15 a.m.

Kuala Lumpr, Malaysia _ Multimedia Asia conference and exhibition. Through Sept. 19.

Johannesburg, South Africa _ Congress of South African Trade Unions national congress opens. Through Sept. 19.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17

Washington: Commerce releases housing starts for August. 8:30 a.m.; American Bankers Association releases consumer loan delinquencies, 2nd quarter. 9 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases beige book. 2 p.m. . Helena, Mont. _ Northwest Power Planning Council votes on recommendation to Bonneville Power Administration on how to spend $127 million from electric customers to recover fish and wildlife populations in Columbia Basin

Washington _ Smart Card Forum annual meeting, Sheraton Washington Hotel. Continues Thursday.

THURSDAY, Sept. 18

Washington: Commerce releases international trade for July. 8:30 a.m.; Labor releases unemployment claims. 8:30 a.m.; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates. Time to be announced.

FRIDAY Sept. 19

Washington: Commerce releases per capita personal income by state, 1996, revised. Time to be announced.

SATURDAY Sept. 20

Los Angeles _ Directors Guild Summit on Diversity featuring Hollywood leaders taking comprehensive look at economic and moral issues involved in creating a diverse work force and diverse programming.

SUNDAY, Sept. 21

Long Beach, Calif. _ American Bankers Association Bank Card conference.