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Consumer-Shopping-093016.jpg After initially reporting no change in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of September, the University of Michigan released revised data on Friday showing a bigger than expected improvement in consumer sentiment during the month.

ChicagoPMI-093016.jpg Reflecting a notable acceleration in the pace of production growth, MNI Indicators released a report on Friday showing Chicago-area business activity grew at a much faster than expected rate in the month of September. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer jumped to 54.2 in September from 51.5 in August.

personlaincome-093016.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing an uptick in U.S. personal income in the month of August, the report said personal spending was little changed during the month. The report said personal income edged up by 0.2 percent in August after climbing by 0.4 percent in July.

While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing an uptick in U.S. personal income in the month of August, the report said personal spending was little changed during the month.

PendingHomesales-092916.jpg After reporting a jump in U.S. pending home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing a sharp pullback in pending home sales in the month of August. NAR said its pending home sales index tumbled by 2.4 percent to 108.5 in August after surging up by 1.2 percent to a revised 111.2 in July.

USGDP-092916.jpg Primarily reflecting upward revisions to non-residential fixed investment, private inventory investment, and exports, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. gross domestic product increased by more than previously estimated in the second quarter. The report said second...

joblessclaims-092916.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by less than expected in the week ended September 24th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged up to 254,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level of 251,000.

Primarily reflecting upward revisions to non-residential fixed investment, private inventory investment, and exports, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. gross domestic product increased by more than previously estimated in the second quarter.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rose by less than expected in the week ended September 24th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

durablegoods-092816.jpg With an increase in orders for transportation equipment offset by decreases in orders for other manufactured goods, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods came in flat in August. The Commerce Department said durable goods...

With an increase in orders for transportation equipment offset by decreases in orders for other manufactured goods, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods came in flat in August.

consumerconfidence-092716.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly improved in the month of September, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index jumped to 104.1 in September from an upwardly revised 101.8 in August.

Emerging markets have emerged as significant source of spillovers that shape the global economic outlook and non-economic shocks are also playing a key role, the International Monetary Fund said in a report on Tuesday. "Possible bumps around China's transition count among the risks to the global...

homesales-030411_27Sep16.jpg Home price growth in major U.S. metropolitan areas continued to slow in the month of July, Standard & Poor's revealed in a report on Tuesday. The report said the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite home price index was up 5.0 percent year-over-year in July compared to the 5.1 percent increase seen in June.

wto-092716.jpg The World Trade Organization downgraded its outlook for global trade, signaling that trade is set to grow at a slower pace than the world GDP growth for the first time in 15 years. The Geneva-based WTO forecast world trade to expand only 1.7 percent this year instead of 2.8 percent projected in April.

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