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DurableGoodsOrders-042415.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods increased by much more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the jump was primarily due to strength in the volatile transportation sector.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods increased by much more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the jump was primarily due to strength in the volatile transportation sector.

NewHomeSales-042315.jpg After reporting a notable increase in U.S. new home sales in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that new home sales pulled back by much more than expected in the month of March.

After reporting a notable increase in new home sales in the U.S. in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that new home sales pulled back by much more than expected in the month of March.

JoblessClaims-042315.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly saw a modest increase in the week ended April 18th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged up to 295,000.

While the Labor Department released a report on Thursday unexpectedly showing a modest increase in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended April 18th, initial jobless claims remained below 300,000 for the seventh consecutive week.

ExistingHomeSales-042215.jpg Existing 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 existing home sales jumping to their highest rate in eighteen months.

Existing 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 existing home sales jumping to their highest rate in 18 months.

LeadingIndicatorIndex-041715.jpg The Conference Board released a report Friday morning showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of March, although the index rose by less than economists had expected.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_17Apr15.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 95.9.

CPI-041715.jpg While the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing another modest increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of March, prices rose by slightly less than economists had anticipated.

While the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing another modest increase in U.S. consumer prices in the month of March, prices rose by slightly less than economists had anticipated.

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