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GDPChart-103014.jpg U.S. economic activity increased by more than expected in the third quarter of 2014, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The Commerce Department said GDP increased by 3.5 percent in the third quarter compared to 3.0 percent growth expected by economists.

JoblessClaims-103014.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits saw a modest increase in the week ended October 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged up to 287,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level of 284,000.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits saw a modest increase in the week ended October 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

U.S. economic activity increased by more than expected in the third quarter of 2014, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday.

FederalReserve-102914.jpg As expected, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced its final round of quantitative easing, slashing purchases of Treasurys and mortgage-back securities to zero from $15 billion. Policy makers repeated their pledge to keep interest rates around their record lows for "a considerable time," but...

consumerconfidence-102814.jpg After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing a significant rebound in consumer confidence in the month of October.

After reporting a sharp pullback in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing a significant rebound in consumer confidence in the month of October.

homesales-030411_28Oct14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas increased at a notably slower pace in the month of August, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

Durablegoods-102814.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods unexpectedly showed a notable decrease in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday, with orders extending the steep drop seen in August.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods unexpectedly showed a notable decrease in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday, with orders extending the steep drop seen in August.

PendinghomeSales-102714.jpg After reporting a notable pullback in U.S. pending home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing a modest rebound in pending sales in the month of September.

NewHomeSales-102414.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a modest increase in new home sales in the U.S. in the month of September, the uptick came from a significantly downwardly revised level in August.

While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a modest increase in new home sales in the U.S. in the month of September, the uptick came from a significantly downwardly revised level in August.

Leadingindex-102314.jpg Suggesting moderate growth in the short-term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than economists had anticipated in the month of September.

Suggesting moderate growth in the short-term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than economists had anticipated in the month of September.