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JoblessClaims-052517.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed a slight uptick in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended May 20th. The report said initial jobless claims inched up to 234,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level of 233,000.

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed a slight uptick in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended May 20th.

The Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates this summer, most likely in June, according to the minutes of the central bank's May 2-3 meeting. "Several" voting members at the Fed eye a faster pace of rate hikes over the medium-term, while a "couple" others say slower pace may be best. In...

existinghome-052417.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. pulled back by more than anticipated in the month of April, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday. NAR said existing home sales fell by 2.3 percent to an annual rate of 5.57 million in April.

newhomesls-052317.jpg After reporting an unexpected jump in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing a substantial pullback in new home sales in the month of April. The Commerce Department said new home sales plunged by 11.4 percent to an annual rate of 569,000.

leadingindex-051817.jpg A report released by the Conference Board on Thursday showed that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose in line with economist estimates in the month of April. The Conference Board said its leading economic index rose by 0.3 percent in April, matching the downwardly revised increase in March.

philadelphiafed-051817.jpg Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity has unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in the month of May, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its index for current manufacturing activity in the region climbed to 38.8 in May from 22.0 in April.

joblessclaims-051817.jpg In an upbeat sign for the labor market, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing another unexpected drop in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended May 13th. The report said initial jobless claims edged down to 232,000.

Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity has unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in the month of May, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday.

In an upbeat sign for the labor market, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing another unexpected drop in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended May 13th.

Indusproduction-051617.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. increased by much more than anticipated in the month of April, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve on Tuesday. The report said industrial production jumped by 1.0 percent in April after climbing by a downwardly revised 0.4 percent in March.

Housingstarts-051617.jpg After reporting a steep drop in new residential construction in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that housing starts in the U.S. unexpectedly saw further downside in the month of April. The report said housing starts fell by 2.6 percent to an annual rate of 1.172 million.

After reporting a steep drop in new residential construction in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that housing starts in the U.S. unexpectedly saw further downside in the month of April.

nahbWellsfargo-051517.jpg Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. has unexpectedly improved in the month of May, the National Association of Home Builders revealed in a report on Monday. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to 70 in May after pulling back to 68 in April.

EmpireStatemanufacturingSurvey-051517.jpg Activity in the New York manufacturing sector has unexpectedly seen a modest contraction in the month of May, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index fell to a negative 1.0 in May from a positive 5.2 in April.

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