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leading-indicator-index2-022119.jpg With weakness in labor market components offsetting strengths in the financial components, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday unexpectedly showing a modest drop by its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of January.

existing-home-sales-022119.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a steep drop in the month of January, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday. NAR said existing home sales tumbled by 1.2 percent to an annual rate of 4.94 million.

philly-fed-022119.jpg Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity contracted for the first time since May of 2016, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia revealed in a report released on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its index for current manufacturing activity in the region tumbled to a negative 4.1 in February.

durable-goods-orders-022119.jpg Reflecting a continued spike in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a significant increase in U.S. durable goods orders in the month of December.

jobless-claims-022119.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell more than expected in the week ended February 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims dropped to 216,000.

Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity contracted for the first time since May of 2016, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia revealed in a report released on Thursday.

Reflecting a continued spike in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a significant increase in U.S. durable goods orders in the month of December.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits fell more than expected in the week ended February 16th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

eccles-building-110818_20feb19.jpg Investors were provided with further insight into the Federal Reserve's decision to change the forward guidance language and indicate a patient approach to raising interest rates in the minutes of the central bank's January monetary policy meeting.

Oil prices were mixed throughout Tuesday as investors awaited inventory data due later in the day for direction. Brent crude prices pulled back from 2019 highs on concerns that slowing economic growth in the U.S., China and Europe may dent fuel demand this year. U.S. crude futures were moving...

Gold prices continued to climb Tuesday, setting fresh 10-month highs and the dollar held firmer against the yen after the Bank of Japan hinted at further monetary policy easing. Speaking to Parliament, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank is willing to ease its monetary policy...

nahb-021919.jpg Reflecting growing consumer confidence and falling interest rates, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Tuesday showing a significant increase in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of February.

consumer-021519.jpg After reporting a notable deterioration in U.S. consumer sentiment in the previous month, the University of Michigan released preliminary data on Friday showing a bigger than expected rebound in sentiment in the month of February.

industrial-production-021519.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in the month of January, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report released on Friday. The Fed said industrial production fell by 0.6 percent in January after inching up by a downwardly revised 0.1 percent in December.

empire-state2-011519.jpg A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Friday showed a notable rebound in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the month of February.

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