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ConsumerConfidence-082614.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved for the fourth consecutive month in August, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday, with the consumer confidence index jumping to its highest level in almost seven years. The U.S. consumer confidence index jumped to 92.4 in August,...

U.S. home prices in major cities continued to rise in June but at a slower pace than the previous month, according to S&P/Case-Shiller's 20-city composite index released Tuesday. Home prices were up 1 percent in June, following a 1.1 percent month-over-month increase in May. The result was in line...

durablegoods-082614.jpg Orders for U.S. durable goods surged up by a record 22.6 percent in July as Boeing signed a record number of contracts for new jets, according to government figures released Tuesday. The huge jump in July durable goods orders follows an upwardly revised increase of 2.7 percent in June, up from the...

NewhomeSales-082514.jpg Sales of new single-family homes fell 2.4 percent in July from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000, the Commerce Department said Monday. It was the slowest pace of new home sales in four months, as demand was relatively weaker in all regions except the South. Economists expected...

janetyellen-082214.jpg Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday warned that rate hikes could come sooner than expected if the U.S. economic recovery is sustained. "If progress in the labor market continues to be more rapid than anticipated or if inflation moves up more rapidly than anticipated, resulting in faster...

LeadingIndicatorIndex-082114.jpg Suggesting that the economy is gaining traction, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in July.

PhiladelphiaFed-082114.jpg Results of a survey released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday showed that regional manufacturing activity unexpectedly grew at an accelerated rate in the month of August, with the index of activity in the sector reaching a three-year high.

ExistingHomeSales-082114.jpg Existing home sales in U.S. unexpectedly rose to a ten-month high in the month of July, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday. NAR said existing home sales climbed to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million in July from a downwardly revised 5.03 million in June.

Suggesting that the economy is gaining traction, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in July.

Results of a survey released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday showed that regional manufacturing activity unexpectedly grew at an accelerated rate in the month of August, with the index of activity in the sector reaching a three-year high.

Existing home sales in U.S. unexpectedly rose to their highest annual pace of the year in the month of July, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday.

joblessclaims-082114.jpg Initial jobless claims in the U.S. fell by slightly more than expected in the week ended August 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The Labor Department said jobless claims dropped to 298,000, a decrease of 14,000 from the previous week's revised level of 312,000.

Initial jobless claims in the U.S. fell by slightly more than expected in the week ended August 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

federalreserve-082014.jpg The Federal Reserve debated when to hike interest rates amid signs the labor market has moved closer to normal, according to the minutes of the Fed's July policy meeting. At the meeting held July 29-30 the Federal Open Market Committee voted 9-1 to maintain its current policy of very gradually withdrawing...

CPIChart-081914.jpg Consumer prices saw only a modest increase in the month of July, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday, with higher prices for shelter and food offset by decreases in prices for energy and airline fares. The Labor Department said its consumer price index ticked up by 0.1 percent in July after rising by 0.3 percent in June.