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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.

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.

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.

The Federal Reserve's Beige Book observed all twelve Fed districts were equally split between modest and moderate economic growth in the past few months. On the labor market, "a larger number of firms mentioned high turnover rates and more difficulty retaining workers." Modest wage pressures broadened...

iMF-WEO-041817.jpg Global economic growth is strengthening, thanks to a long-awaited cyclical recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade, though downside risks remain, the International Monetary Fund said in a report released Tuesday. World economic growth is set to improve to 3.5 percent this year from 3.1 percent in 2016, the Washington-based lender said in its latest World Economic Outlook report.

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