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existinghomesales-092214.jpg After reporting four consecutive monthly increases, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the month of August. NAR said existing home sales fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million in August.

After reporting four consecutive monthly increases, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the month of August.

leadingindex-091914.jpg While the Conference Board released a report on Friday showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of August, the pace of growth showed a significant slowdown compared to the previous month.

While the Conference Board released a report on Friday showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of August, the pace of growth showed a significant slowdown compared to the previous month.

federalReserveBankPhiladelphia-091814.jpg In an effort to more fully capture economic activity in its district, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia announced Thursday that it is launching a new survey to gauge regional activity in the non-manufacturing sector.

philadelphiafed-091814.jpg Firms responding to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicated continued growth in regional manufacturing activity in September, although the bank said the index of activity in the sector fell from its relatively high reading in August.

Firms responding to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicated continued growth in regional manufacturing activity in September, although the bank said the index of activity in the sector fell from its relatively high reading in August.

housingstarts-091814.jpg With new construction of multi-family homes showing a substantial pullback, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a much steeper than expected drop in U.S. housing starts in the month of August.

joblessclaims-091814.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much more than anticipated in the week ended September 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims pulling back near the fourteen-year low set in July.

With new construction of multi-family homes showing a substantial pullback, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a much steeper than expected drop in U.S. housing starts in the month of August.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by much more than anticipated in the week ended September 13th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims pulling back near the fourteen-year low set in July.

Janetyellen-091714.jpg   The Federal Reserve on Wednesday maintained its pledge to keep near-zero rates in place for a "considerable time" after its bond-buying stimulus program ends. Although policy makers refrained from offering a more specific time-line for raising interest rates, the central bank reduced its monthly asset...

nahbindx-091714.jpg With a firming job market helping to unleash pent-up demand for new homes, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Wednesday showing that U.S. homebuilder confidence jumped to its highest level in almost nine years in September.

CPI-091714.jpg With a substantial decrease in energy prices more than offsetting higher prices for food and shelter, the Labor Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. consumer prices in the month of August.

With a substantial decrease in energy prices more than offsetting higher prices for food and shelter, the Labor Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. consumer prices in the month of August.