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consumershopping-052915.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated less than previously estimated in the month of May, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday.

chicagopmi-052915.jpg Business activity in the Chicago area unexpectedly contracted in the month of May, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Friday. MNI Indicators said the Chicago business barometer tumbled to 46.2 in May from 52.3 in April, with a reading below 50 indicating a contraction in regional business activity.

USGDP-052915.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. contracted for the first time in a year in the first quarter of 2015, according to revised data released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Economic activity in the U.S. contracted for the first time in a year in the first quarter of 2015, according to revised data released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

pendinghme-052815.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. increased by much more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday, with pending sales jumping to their highest level in nearly nine years.

Jobless-Claims-052815.jpg After reporting a modest increase in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing another uptick in initial jobless claims in the week ended May 23rd.

After reporting a modest increase in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing another uptick in initial jobless claims in the week ended May 23rd.

consconf-052615.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved modestly in May after declining sharply in April, the Conference Board revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 95.4 in May from a downwardly revised 94.3 in April.

NewHomeSales-052615.jpg Following the pullback seen in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. new home sales rebounded by more than expected in the month of April.

Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved modestly in May after declining sharply in April, the Conference Board revealed in a report released on Tuesday.

Following the pullback seen in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. new home sales rebounded by more than expected in the month of April.

homesales-030411_26May15.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas continued to show notable annual growth in the month of March, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

DurableGoods-052615.jpg Largely reflecting a pullback in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing a modest decrease in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the month of April.

Largely reflecting a pullback in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing a modest decrease in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the month of April.

The combined real gross domestic product of the 34-member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development grew at a slower pace in the first quarter, a quarterly report from the OECD showed Tuesday. Real gross domestic product advanced 0.3 percent in the first quarter, slower...

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