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CONSUMER-RETAIL_29Jul16.jpg While the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing an upward revision to its consumer sentiment index for July, the index still came in below the reading seen in the previous month.

ChicagoPMI-072916.jpg After reporting a substantial rebound in Chicago-area business activity in the previous month, MNI Indicators released a report on Friday showing a modest pullback by its Chicago Business Barometer in the month of July.

GDPchart-072916.jpg Growth in U.S. economic activity in the second quarter accelerated from the first quarter, according to the initial estimate released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the pace of growth came in well below economist estimates.

Growth in U.S. economic activity in the second quarter accelerated from the first quarter, according to the initial estimate released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the pace of growth came in well below economist estimates.

JoblessClaims-072816.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by slightly more than expected in the week ended July 23rd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims climbed to 266,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's revised level of 252,000.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by slightly more than expected in the week ended July 23rd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

federalreserve-072716.jpg The Federal Reserve on Wednesday held steady on interest rates but opened the possibility of a rate hike in September, noting that "near-term risks to the economic outlook have diminished." After expressing some jitters about the pace of economic growth earlier in the year, policy makers were encouraged...

As was widely expected, the Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it has decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2 percent.

PendingHomeSales-072716.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. rose by much less than expected in the month of June, the National Association of Realtors revealed in a report on Wednesday. NAR said its pending home sales index edged up by 0.2 percent to 111.0 in June after tumbling by 3.7 percent to 110.8 in May.

DurableGoodsOrders-072716.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods fell by much more than expected in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The report said durable goods orders tumbled by 4.0 percent in June following a revised 2.8 percent decrease in May.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods fell by much more than expected in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday.

A closely watched measure of consumer confidence showed Americans remain "cautiously optimistic" about the U.S. economy in July. The consumer confidence index was little changed this month, coming in at 97.3 compared to revised 97.4 in July, the Conference Board said Tuesday. Analysts expected a reading...

U.S. new home sales rose at the highest pace in seven years in June, prompted by attractive prices and exceedingly low interest rates. Sales rose 3.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, the strongest since February 2008. With upward revisions...

Home prices rose more than expected in May, according to a closely watched index of the measure. The S&P Case-Shiller 20-city index rose 1.2 percent for May. Economists had expected a more modest increase of around 0.4 percent.

LeadingIndicatorIndex-072116.jpg After reporting an unexpected decline in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a rebound by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of June.

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