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NAHBindex-041514.jpg Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. has seen a modest improvement in the month of April, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday. The report showed that the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index edged up to 47 in April from a downwardly revised 46 in March.

Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. has seen a modest improvement in the month of April, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday.

EmpireStateSurvey-041514.jpg Business activity for New York manufacturers was roughly flat in the month of April, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said in a report on Tuesday, with the index of regional manufacturing activity showing an unexpected decrease. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index dropped to 1.3 in April from 5.6 in March, although a positive reading indicates growth.

CPIChart-041514.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. rose by slightly more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday, with the growth largely reflecting higher prices for food and shelter. The Labor Department said its consumer price index rose by 0.2 percent in March after inching up by 0.1 percent in each of the two previous months.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said additional capital may be required for large U.S. banks. A recent study by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision "provides some support for the view that there might be room for stronger capital and liquidity standards for large banks than have been adopted...

Business activity for New York manufacturers was roughly flat in the month of April, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said in a report on Tuesday, with the index of regional manufacturing activity showing an unexpected decrease.

Consumer prices in the U.S. rose by slightly more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday, with the growth largely reflecting higher prices for shelter and food.

BusinessInventories-040414.jpg Business inventories in the U.S. rose by less than expected in the month of February, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday, although the report also showed a notable rebound in business sales during the month. The report showed that business inventories rose by 0.4 percent in February, matching the increase seen in January.

Business inventories in the U.S. rose by less than expected in the month of February, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday, although the report also showed a notable rebound in business sales during the month.

RetailSales-041414.jpg With Americans heading back to the stores after the unusually rough winter, the Commerce Department released a report on Monday showing that U.S. retail sales rose by more than expected in the month of March. The report showed that retail sales jumped by 1.1 percent in March after climbing by an upwardly revised 0.7 percent in February.

Retail sales in the U.S. rose by more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday.

Shopping-041114.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by more than anticipated in the month of April, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday, with the consumer sentiment index reaching a nine-month high. The report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 82.6 compared to the final March reading of 80.0.

USPPI-041114.jpg With prices for services showing a notable rebound, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that U.S. producer prices rose by much more than expected in the month of March. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand advanced by 0.5 percent in March after edging down by 0.1 percent in February.

Producer prices in the U.S. rose by much more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday.

importexport-041014.jpg Import prices in the U.S. rose by much more than expected in the month of March, the Labor Department revealed in a report on Thursday, with prices for fuel imports showing another notable increase. The Labor Department said import prices increased by 0.6 percent in March after climbing by 0.9 percent in February. Economists had expected import prices to tick up by 0.2 percent.