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consumer-110918.jpg A preliminary report released by the University of Michigan on Friday showed consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated slightly in the month of November. The report said the consumer sentiment index edged down to 98.3 in November from the final October reading of 98.6.

wholesale-inventories-110918.jpg With an increase in inventories of durable goods more than offsetting a drop in inventories of non-durable goods, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing U.S. wholesale inventories rose by slightly more than anticipated in the month of September.

producer-price-index-110918.jpg Partly reflecting a jump in prices for trade services, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing a much bigger than expected increase in U.S. producer prices in the month of October. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand climbed by 0.6 percent.

Partly reflecting a jump in prices for trade services, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing a much bigger than expected increase in U.S. producer prices in the month of October.

eccles-building-110818.jpg After raising rates by a quarter point at its previous meeting, the Federal Reserve announced its widely anticipated decision to leave interest rates unchanged following a two-day meeting ending on Thursday. The Fed decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 2 to 2.25 percent.

jobless-claims-110818.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits showed a slight decrease in the week ended November 3rd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged down to 214,000.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits showed a slight decrease in the week ended November 3rd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

ism-non-110518.jpg Reflecting a slight cooling off after a record month in September, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Monday showing a modest slowdown in the pace of growth in U.S. service sector activity in the month of October.

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