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ConsumerConfidence-112514.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly deteriorated in the month of November, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index dropped to 88.7 in November from a downwardly revised 94.1 in October.

homesales-030411_25Nov14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas experienced a broad based slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

GDPchart-112514.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. unexpectedly increased by more than previously estimated in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

OECD-112514.jpg A prolonged stagnation in the euro area could hurt global growth and stronger policy responses are needed to avoid such risks, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday. In its latest Economic Outlook, the Paris-based think tank said any prolonged stagnation in the euro area could drag down global growth.

Economic activity in the U.S. unexpectedly increased by more than previously estimated in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Optimism among companies declined sharply to the lowest level seen since the survey began five years ago, Global Business Outlook survey from Markit Economics showed Monday. The number of companies that expect activity to be higher in a year's time exceeded the number expecting a decline by about...

LeadingindicatorIndex-112014.jpg Pointing to continued economic growth through the holiday season and into early 2015, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than anticipated in the month of October.

PhiladelphiaFed-112014.jpg After reporting a modest 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 that its index of manufacturing activity jumped to its highest level in over twenty years in November.

ExistingHomeSales-112014.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a notable increase in the month of October, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday. NAR said existing home sales climbed 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.26 million in October.

Pointing to continued economic growth through the holiday season and into early 2015, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than anticipated in the month of October.

After reporting a modest 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 its index of activity in the manufacturing sector jumped to a twenty-year high in November.

Existing home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a notable increase in the month of October, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday.

CPIChart-112014.jpg With higher prices for services offsetting a steep drop in energy prices, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. consumer prices came in unchanged in the month of October.

JoblessClaims-112014.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits saw a modest decrease in the week ended November 15th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged down to 291,000, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week.

With a steep drop in energy prices offsetting increases in prices for shelter and airline fares, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. consumer prices came in unchanged in the month of October.