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LeadingIndicatorIndex-092117.jpg Reflecting large positive contributions from building permits, the yield spread, and consumer expectations, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators.

PhiladelphiaFed-092117.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday showed an unexpected improvement in regional manufacturing conditions in the month of September. The Philly Fed said its index for current manufacturing activity rose to 23.8 in September from 18.9 in August.

Joblessclaims-US-092117.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly decreased in the week ended September 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims fell to 259,000, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week's revised level of 282,000.

A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday showed an unexpected improvement in regional manufacturing conditions in the month of September.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly decreased in the week ended September 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with initial jobless claims pulling back further off a recent two-year high.

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday maintained its benchmark interest rate at a range of 1% to 1.25%. As expected, the Fed said it will begin shrinking its bloated $4.5 trillion portfolio in October by allowing $10 billion in bonds to mature without replacing them. The portfolio includes Treasury...

ExistingHomeSales-092017.jpg With strained supply levels continuing to subdue overall activity, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected decrease in existing home sales in the U.S. in the month of August. NAR said existing home sales slumped by 1.7 percent to an annual rate of 5.35 million.

OECD-092017.jpg Global growth momentum has improved and is more broad-based now, yet a self-sustained recovery is far from secured as inflation remains subdued and there exists an unmet need for structural reforms, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday.

The global economy is set for a further uptick next year, but strong sustainable, and inclusive medium-term growth is not yet secured, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in its Interim Economic Outlook, released Wednesday. The global economy is forecast to grow 3.5 percent...

ImportExport-US-091917.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed increases in U.S. import and export prices in the month of August. The Labor Department said import prices climbed by 0.6 percent in August after edging down by 0.1 percent in July. Economists had expected import prices to rise by 0.4 percent. The...

housingstarts-091917.jpg New residential construction in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The report said housing starts fell by 0.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.180 million in August from a revised 1.190 million in July.

A report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday showed increases in U.S. import and export prices in the month of August.

New residential construction in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of August, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

NAHB-091817.jpg Reflecting concerns about the recent hurricanes, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Monday showing a bigger than expected drop in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of September. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index dropped to 64 in September...

BusinessInventories-091517.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed a modest increase in business inventories in the U.S. in the month of July. The Commerce Department said business inventories rose by 0.2 percent in July after climbing by 0.5 percent in June.

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