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leading-indicator-092018.jpg Indicating the U.S. economy will continue expanding through 2018, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a continued increase by its index of leading economic indicators in the month of August. The Conference Board said its leading economic index rose by 0.4 percent.

existing-homesales-092018.jpg With sales growth in the Northeast and Midwest offset by downturns in the South and West, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing existing home sales in the U.S. were unexpectedly flat in the month of August.

philadelphia-fed-092018.jpg After reporting a significant slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected rebound in the pace of growth in the month of September.

jobless-claims-092018.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday unexpectedly showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dipped to their lowest level in nearly fifty years in the week ended September 15th. The Labor Department said jobless claims edged down to 201,000.

Partly reflecting faster new orders and shipments growth, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing a significant acceleration in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of September.

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday unexpectedly showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dipped to their lowest level in nearly fifty years in the week ended September 15th.

economic-outlook1_20sep18.jpg The Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, on Thursday, downgraded it global growth projections for both 2018 and 2019, and signaled that the initial impact of the trade war between the US and China has started showing. The United States will expand 2.9 percent in 2018 and 2.7 percent in 2019, the agency said. China's growth is seen at 6.7 percent this year and 6.4 percent in 2019.

housing-starts-091918.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday showed a sharp increase in new residential construction in the U.S. in the month of August, although the report also showed a steep drop in building permits during the month.

A report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday showed a sharp increase in new residential construction in the U.S. in the month of August, although the report also showed a steep drop in building permits during the month.

nahb-091818.jpg Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. remained firm in the month of September, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index came in at 67 in September, unchanged from August.

empirestate-index-091718.jpg Pointing to a slower pace of growth, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report on Monday showing a much bigger than expected decrease by its index of regional manufacturing activity in the month of September.

Pointing to a slower pace of growth, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report on Monday showing a much bigger than expected decrease by its index of regional manufacturing activity in the month of September.

consumer-091418.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by much more than anticipated in the month of September, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the consumer sentiment index jumped to 100.8 in September from 96.2 in August.

business-inventories-091418.jpg Business inventories in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of July, the Commerce Department revealed in a report released on Friday. The Commerce Department said business inventories climbed by 0.6 percent in July after inching up by 0.1 percent in June.

industrial-production-091418.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve on Friday showed U.S. industrial production rose by slightly more than expected in the month of August. The Fed said industrial production climbed by 0.4 percent in August, matching the upwardly revised increase in July.

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