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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.

Philadelphia-041615.jpg Growth in Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity has seen a modest acceleration in the month of April, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its diffusion index of current activity rose to 7.5 in April from 5.0 in March.

housingstarts-041615.jpg While the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a rebound in new U.S. residential construction in the month of March, housing starts still came in well below economist estimates for the month.

joblessclaims-041615.jpg After reporting a notable rebound 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 unexpectedly saw another increase in the week ended April 11th.

While the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a rebound in new U.S. residential construction in the month of March, housing starts still came in well below economist estimates for the month.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased in the week ended April 11th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

FederalReserve-041515.jpg The collapse in oil price has been cost jobs in certain regions of the U.S., according to the latest Beige Book report from the Federal Reserve. Layoffs were reported throughout the Fed's Midwest regions, including Minneapolis, which contains the key North Dakota shale fields, and Dallas, where weakness...

NAHB-041515.jpg After reporting a notable deterioration in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the previous month, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Wednesday showing that confidence has rebounded by more than expected in April.

IndustrialProduction-041515.jpg Partly reflecting a sharp pullback in utilities output, the Federal Reserve released a report on Wednesday showing that U.S. industrial production fell by more than expected in the month of March. The Fed said industrial production fell by 0.6 percent in March after inching up by 0.1 percent in February.

empirestate-041515.jpg Manufacturing activity in New York unexpectedly contracted in the month of April, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Wednesday. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index dropped to a negative 1.2 in April from a positive 6.9 in March.

Manufacturing activity in New York unexpectedly contracted in the month of April, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Wednesday.

IMF-041415.jpg Global growth will be driven this year by a rebound in advanced economies that benefit from lower oil prices, while the economic situation will remain sluggish in the emerging market and developing economies, the International Monetary Fund said in a report on Tuesday.

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