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Lack of monitoring of the shadow banking system is a risk to financial stability, the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, said late Wednesday. According to the Global Financial report from IMF, shadow banking amounted to around 7 trillion dollars in emerging markets. This is outpacing the growth...

ConstructionSpending-100114.jpg With spending on private and public construction both showing notable decreases, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. construction spending in the month of August.

ISM-Manufacturing-100114.jpg Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity saw a notable slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, with the index of activity in the sector pulling back off a three-year high.

With spending on private and public construction both showing notable decreases, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. construction spending in the month of August.

Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity saw a notable slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, with the index of activity in the sector pulling back off a three-year high.

ADPChart-100114.jpg Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by more than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, with employment rising by more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month.

Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by more than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, with employment rising by more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month.

ConsumerConfidence-093014.jpg U.S. consumer confidence expectedly fell from 7-year highs in September amid concerns about the outlook for employment, the Conference Board reported Tuesday. After rising four consecutive months, the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index declined to 86.0 in September, down from an upwardly...

ChicagoPMI-093014.jpg Chicago-area manufacturing activity continued to expand in September, albeit at a slower pace than the previous month, according to a report from the Institute for Supply Management - Chicago. The Chicago PMI decreased 3.8 points to 60.5 in September, falling slightly short of expectations for a...

U.S. home prices rose at an anemic pace in July, according to S&P/Case-Shiller's 20-city composite index released Tuesday. Home prices were up only 0.6 percent in July from the previous month, slower than the 1 percent rise in June. Analysts expected the index would rise by 1.1 percent on a non-seasonally...

USPendingHomeSales-092914.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. pulled back by much more than expected in the month of August, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Monday.

Pending home sales in the U.S. pulled back by much more than expected in the month of August, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Monday.

PersonalIncome-092914.jpg Personal spending in the U.S. rose by slightly more than expected in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The report said personal spending increased by 0.5 percent in August, while revised data showed that spending was unchanged in July.

Personal spending in the U.S. rose by slightly more than expected in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday.

Consumer-092614.jpg Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan released a report on Friday confirming the notable improvement in U.S. consumer sentiment in September that was initially reported earlier this month.