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WholesaleInvetories-120916.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a drop in U.S. wholesale inventories in the month of October, the report also showed a sharp increase in wholesale sales during the month. The Commerce Department said wholesale inventories fell by 0.4 percent in October after inching up by 0.1 percent in September.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_09Dec16.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by much more than anticipated in the month of December, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The University of Michigan said the preliminary reading on its consumer sentiment index for December came in at 98.0 compared to the final November reading of 93.8.

Joblessclaims-120816.jpg After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a five-month high in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims pulled back in the week ended December 3rd.

After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a five-month high in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims pulled back in the week ended December 3rd.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said the leading index suggested stable growth momentum in the region as a whole. The composite leading index remained stable at 99.8 in October, the OECD reported Thursday. The indicator pointed to growth momentum picking up in several...

A report released by the Federal Reserve on Wednesday showed U.S. consumer credit increased by less than expected in the month of October. The report said consumer credit increased by $16.0 billion in October after climbing by an upwardly revised $21.8 billion in September.

FactoryOrders-120616.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured goods saw a significant increase in the month of October, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Tuesday. The Commerce Department said factory orders surged up by 2.7 percent in October after climbing by 0.6 percent in September. The jump in factory orders matched economist estimates.

Slide0-DEC-120216.jpg Heading into a quiet week that precedes the final FOMC meeting of the year, the economic momentum remains strong. Data releases from the just concluded week makes it tough for the central bank to pass up an interest rate hike. However, will the Fed risk a backlash in a transition period on the political...

Labor productivity in the U.S. increased by 3.1 percent in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday. The rate of growth was unrevised from the initial estimate.

Tradebalance-120616.jpg The U.S. trade deficit widened roughly in line with estimates in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

ISM-Non-120516.jpg Growth in the U.S. service sector saw a significant acceleration in the month of November, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Monday. The ISM said its non-manufacturing index climbed to 57.2 in November from 54.8 in October, with a reading above 50 indicating growth in the service sector.

UnemploymentRate-120216.jpg Employment in the U.S. increased by a little more than economists had been anticipating in the month of November, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The report said non-farm payroll employment climbed by 178,000 jobs in November following a downwardly revised increase of 142,000 jobs in October.

Employment in the U.S. increased by a little more than economists had been anticipating in the month of November, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday.

ConstructionSpending-120116.jpg Reflecting a jump in spending on private construction, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. construction spending increased in line with economist estimates in the month of October. The report said construction spending climbed 0.5 percent to an annual rate of $1.173 trillion in October from the revised September estimate of $1.167 trillion.

ISM-PMI-120116.jpg Indicating a faster rate of growth in U.S. manufacturing activity in the month of November, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of manufacturing activity.

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