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Economic Preview: The Fed is hogging the attention, but don’t forget this critical number for the economy

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Business investment has sped up, but companies need to accelerate investment even faster to help the U.S. economy keep the good times going.

If the Federal Reserve’s big get-together is a must-see event for Wall Street this week, the latest look at business investment is the undercard.

The Fed is widely expected to raise a key interest rate that helps set the cost of borrowing for companies and consumers — business startup loans, mortgages and so forth. The central bank wants to make sure a growing economy and the tightest jobs market in years doesn’t lead to higher inflation.

Read:What to expect from the new Fed dot plot on interest rates

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