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pendinghomesales-083116.jpg Reflecting significant strength in the Western region, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Wednesday showing that pending home sales in the U.S. rose by much more than expected in the month of July. The report said the pending home sales index jumped by 1.3 percent to 111.3 in July.

chicagopmi-083116.jpg Chicago-area business activity grew at a notably slower rate in the month of August, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Wednesday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer dropped to 51.5 in August after edging down to 55.8 in July.

ADPChart-083116.jpg Private sector employment in the U.S. increased roughly in line with economist estimates in the month of August, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday. ADP said the private sector added 177,000 jobs in August following an upwardly revised increase of 194,000 jobs in July.

Private sector employment in the U.S. increased roughly in line with economist estimates in the month of August, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday.

BostonFedPresidentRosengren-083116.jpg Policymakers should consider financial stability concerns while deciding when to start normalizing interest rates as the Federal Reserve may be close to achieving its dual mandate of stable prices and maximum sustainable employment, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said Wednesday.

ConsumerConfidence-083016.jpg After reporting a marginal decline in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing that consumer confidence rebounded strongly in the month of August.

HomePrices-083016.jpg Home price growth in major U.S. metropolitan areas unexpectedly slowed in the month of June, 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 5.1 percent year-over-year in June.

PersonalIncome-082916.jpg Personal income and spending in the U.S. rose in line with economist estimates in the month of July, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The Commerce Department said personal income climbed by 0.4 percent in July after rising by 0.3 percent in June.

Personal income and spending in the U.S. rose in line with economist estimates in the month of July, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday.

Consumer-Shoping-082616.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. unexpectedly saw a slight decline in the month of August, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the final reading on the consumer sentiment index for August came in at 89.8 compared to the initial estimate of 90.4.

Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen says the case for another interest-rate hike has strengthened. "In light of the continued solid performance of the labor market and our outlook for economic activity and inflation, I believe the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened in...

USGDP-082616.jpg U.S. economic activity in the second quarter grew by slightly less than initially estimated, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said gross domestic product increased by 1.1 percent in the second quarter.

U.S. economic activity in the second quarter grew by slightly less than initially estimated, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

durablegoods-082516.jpg After reporting a steep drop in new orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that durable goods orders rebounded by more than expected in the month of July. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders surged up by 4.4 percent.

Joblessclaims-082516.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly saw another modest decrease in the week ended August 20th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged down to 261,000.

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