Week 16 of the 2021 U.S. Economic Calendar highlights the mortgage purchase applications index, the initial weekly unemployment claims report, and more. Monday, April 12 \tNo major economic releases scheduled for this day. Tuesday, April 13 \tNFIB\u00a0Small Business Optimism Index for March will be released. \tThe Consumer Price Index for March from the BLS will be released, with the consensus showing an0.5% increase in CPI, and a 0.2% increase in core CPI. Wednesday, April 14 \t\u00a0The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the\u00a0mortgage purchase applications index. Thursday, April 15 \tThe\u00a0initial weekly unemployment claims\u00a0report will be released.\u00a0 The consensus is for a decrease to 720 thousand from 744 thousand last week. \tRetail sales\u00a0for March is scheduled to be released. Friday, April 16 \t\u00a0Housing Starts\u00a0for March.