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Argentina will soon resume importing pork from the United States for the first time since 1992, according to reports. The announcement came a few days after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Argentinean President Mauricio Macri in Buenos Aires. According to a White House statement, the United...

The Brazilian government will request that the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body to set up a panel to discuss the case against Canada related to subsidies given by the North American country to the aviation sector, benefiting Bombardier's C-Series program, which competes with Brazil's...

Consumer-081817.jpg With consumer expectations showing a significant rebound, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing a much bigger than expected improvement in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of August. The report said the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for August jumped to 97.6.

LeadingIndex-081717.jpg Suggesting the U.S. economy may experience further improvements in activity in the second half of the year, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading economic indicators rose in line with estimates in July.

Industrialproduction-US-081717.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve on Thursday showed industrial production in the U.S. rose by slightly less than expected in the month of July. The report said industrial production edged up by 0.2 percent in July after climbing by 0.4 percent in June.

Philadelphiafed-081717.jpg Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia-area saw a slightly slower rate of growth in the month of August, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia revealed in a report on Thursday. The report said the Philly Fed Index edged down to 18.9 in August.

Joblessclaims-US-081717.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than anticipated in the week ended August 12th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims dropped to 232,000.

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia-area saw a slightly slower rate of growth in the month of August, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia revealed in a report on Thursday.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by more than anticipated in the week ended August 12th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

The Federal Reserve remains on track to unwind its $4.5 trillion balance sheet at an "upcoming" meeting, according to the minutes of the central bank's July monetary policy decision. Policy makers also expect to raise their benchmark lending rate by a quarter percentage point one more time this year...

Housingstarts-081617.jpg Government statistics released on Wednesday showed that housing starts unexpectedly fell in July from the previous month's levels. Building permits were also below expectations.

According to Zillow Mortgage, the rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage rate has dipped to 3.67 percent. That is a drop of three basis points from this time last week. The decline took mortgage rates to their lowest levels since late June, the real estate tracking film said. The move was prompted by...

After reporting decreases in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the two previous months, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Tuesday showing a rebound in confidence in the month of August.

Business inventories in the U.S. increased by slightly more than expected in the month of June, the Commerce Department revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The report said business inventories climbed by 0.5 percent in June after rising by 0.3 percent in May. Economists had expected inventories...

Retailsales-US-081517.jpg Retail sales in the U.S. increased by more than anticipated in the month of July, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The report said retail sales climbed by 0.6 percent in July after rising by a revised 0.3 percent in June. Economists had expected sales to increase...

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