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CONSUMER-RETAIL_29Apr16.jpg Reflecting weakening expectations for future growth, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing that U.S. consumer sentiment deteriorated by more than previously estimated in April. The report said the final reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 89.0.

ChicagoPMI-042916.jpg Indicating a slow start to the second quarter, MNI Indicators released a report on Friday showing that growth in Chicago-area business activity slowed by much more than expected in the month of April. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer slumped to 50.4 in April.

PersonalSavingsRate-042916.jpg With personal income rising faster than personal spending, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that the U.S. personal savings rate jumped to its highest level in over a year in the month of March.

While the U.S. Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a slightly bigger than expected increase in personal income in March, the report also showed a slightly smaller than expected increase in personal spending.

JoblessClaims-042816.jpg After reporting U.S. initial jobless claims at their lowest level in over forty years in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that jobless claims rebounded in the week ended April 23rd. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 257,000.

GDPChart-042816.jpg Economic growth in the U.S. slowed by even more than economists had anticipated in the first quarter, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday. The report said gross domestic product rose by 0.5 percent in the first quarter compared to the 1.4 percent increase in the fourth quarter.

After reporting U.S. initial jobless claims at their lowest level in over forty years in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that jobless claims rebounded in the week ended April 23rd.

Economic growth in the U.S. slowed by even more than economists had anticipated in the first quarter, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday.

federalreserve-042716.jpg As expected, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday made no change to monetary policy in light of disappointing recent economic data. "Economic activity appears to have slowed," the Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement released after its two-day meeting this week. "Growth in household spending...

pendingHomeSales-042716.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. increased by much more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday, with pending sales rising to their highest level in almost a year.

ConsumerConfidence-042616.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. deteriorated by much more than expected in the month of April, the Conference Board said in a report on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index dropped to 94.2 in April from a revised 96.1 in March.

HomePrice-042616.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas increased at a slower annual rate in the month of February, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday. The report said the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite home price index was up 5.4 percent year-over-year in February, down from 5.7 percent in January.

DurableGoods-042616.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods increased by less than expected in the month of March, the Commerce Department revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders climbed by 0.8 percent in March after tumbling by a revised 3.1 percent in February.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods increased by less than expected in the month of March, the Commerce Department revealed in a report released on Tuesday.

NewHomeSales-042516.jpg New home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The report said new home sales fell 1.5 percent to an annual rate of 511,000 in March from a revised rate of 519,000 in February.

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