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Chicago-downtown-112614.jpg Chicago-area business activity grew at a notably slower rate in the month of November, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Wednesday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer fell to 60.8 in November from a one-year high of 66.2 in October.

NewHomeSales-112614.jpg New home sales in the U.S. saw a modest increase in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The report said new home sales rose by 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000 in October from the revised September rate of 455,000.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_26Nov14.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. improved by less than previously estimated in the month of November, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Wednesday.

PendingHomeSales-112614.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of October but remained at a healthy level, the National Association of Realtors said in a report released on Wednesday.

New home sales in the U.S. saw a modest increase in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday.

PersonalIncome-112614.jpg Personal income in the U.S. rose by less than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The increase in personal spending also fell short of economist estimates.

DurableGoodsOrders-112614.jpg After reporting an unexpected drop in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that durable goods orders unexpectedly rebounded in the month of October.

JoblessClaims-112614.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended November 22nd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 313,000, an increase of 21,000 from the previous week's revised level of 292,000.

Personal income in the U.S. rose by less than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. The increase in personal spending also fell short of economist estimates.

After reporting an unexpected drop in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that durable goods orders unexpectedly rebounded in the month of October.

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

ConsumerConfidence-112514.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly deteriorated in the month of November, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index dropped to 88.7 in November from a downwardly revised 94.1 in October.

homesales-030411_25Nov14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas experienced a broad based slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

GDPchart-112514.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. unexpectedly increased by more than previously estimated in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

OECD-112514.jpg A prolonged stagnation in the euro area could hurt global growth and stronger policy responses are needed to avoid such risks, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday. In its latest Economic Outlook, the Paris-based think tank said any prolonged stagnation in the euro area could drag down global growth.