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FederalReserve-102914.jpg As expected, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced its final round of quantitative easing, slashing purchases of Treasurys and mortgage-back securities to zero from $15 billion. Policy makers repeated their pledge to keep interest rates around their record lows for "a considerable time," but...

consumerconfidence-102814.jpg After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing a significant rebound in consumer confidence in the month of October.

After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing a significant rebound in consumer confidence in the month of October.

homesales-030411_28Oct14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas increased at a notably slower pace in the month of August, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

Durablegoods-102814.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods unexpectedly showed a notable decrease in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday, with orders extending the steep drop seen in August.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods unexpectedly showed a notable decrease in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday, with orders extending the steep drop seen in August.

PendinghomeSales-102714.jpg After reporting a notable pullback in U.S. pending home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing a modest rebound in pending sales in the month of September.

NewHomeSales-102414.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a modest increase in new home sales in the U.S. in the month of September, the uptick came from a significantly downwardly revised level in August.

While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a modest increase in new home sales in the U.S. in the month of September, the uptick came from a significantly downwardly revised level in August.

Leadingindex-102314.jpg Suggesting moderate growth in the short-term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than economists had anticipated in the month of September.

Suggesting moderate growth in the short-term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than economists had anticipated in the month of September.

joblessclaims-102314.jpg After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a fourteen-year low in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded in the week ended October 18th.

After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a fourteen-year low in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded in the week ended October 18th.

CPI-102214.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with higher prices for food and shelter offsetting a continued decline in energy prices.

Consumer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with higher prices for food and shelter offsetting a continued decline in energy prices.