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Consumer-042817.jpg After initially reporting an improvement in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of April, the University of Michigan released revised data on Friday showing that sentiment was nearly flat. The report said the consumer sentiment index for April was downwardly revised to 97.0 from the preliminary reading of 98.0.

ChicagoPMI-042817.jpg A report released by MNI Indicators on Friday showed an unexpected acceleration in the pace of growth in Chicago-area business activity in the month of April. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer rose to 58.3 in April from 57.7 in March, with a reading above 50 indicating growth.

USGDP-042817.jpg Economic growth in the U.S. slowed by more than anticipated in the first three months of 2017, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product increased by 0.7 percent in the first quarter after jumping by 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter.

Economic growth in the U.S. slowed by more than anticipated in the first three months of 2017, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

PendingHomeSales-042717.jpg After reporting a sharp increase in U.S. pending home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing a pullback in pending sales in the month of March. NAR said its pending home sales index fell by 0.8 percent to 111.4 in March.

durablegoodsorder-042717.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods climbed by less than expected in the month of March. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders rose by 0.7 percent in March after jumping by a revised 2.3 percent in February.

Joblesslclaims-042717.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended April 22nd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims climbed to 257,000, an increase of 14,000 from the previous week's revised level of 243,000.

A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods climbed by less than expected in the month of March. The Commerce Department durable goods orders rose by 0.7 percent in March after jumping by a revised 2.3 percent in February.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended April 22nd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

consumerconfidence-042517.jpg After reporting notable increases in U.S. consumer confidence over the two previous months, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing that consumer confidence pulled back by more than expected in the month of April.

newhomesales-042517.jpg New home sales in the U.S. saw a substantial increase in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The Commerce Department said new home sales jumped by 5.8 percent to an annual rate of 621,000 in March from a revised 587,000 in February.

existhomesales-042117.jpg After reporting a bigger than expected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing that existing home sales rebounded to their highest level in ten years in March.

Leadingindicator-042017.jpg Pointing to continued economic growth this year, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of March. The Conference Board said its leading economic index rose by 0.4 percent.

philadelphiafed-042017.jpg Results from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's manufacturing business outlook survey suggest that regional manufacturing activity continued to expand in April, but the pace of growth slowed by more than anticipated. The Philly Fed said its index for current manufacturing activity in the region fell to 22.0 in April.

Joblessclaims-042017.jpg After reporting a slight drop in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded in the week ended April 15th.

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