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consumershopping-071919.jpg Reflecting an uptick in expectations, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing a slight improvement in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of July. The preliminary report showed the consumer sentiment index inched up to 98.4 in July from the final June reading of 98.2.

leading-indicator-index-071819.jpg Reflecting weaknesses in new orders for manufacturing, housing permits, and unemployment insurance claims, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing an unexpected decrease by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of June. The Conference Board said its leading economic index fell by 0.3 percent in June after coming in unchanged in May.

phila-fed-071819.jpg After reporting nearly stagnant Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing its reading on regional manufacturing activity jumped much more than expected in the month of July.

jobless-claims1-071819.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits increased in line with economist estimates in the week ended July 13th. The report said initial jobless claims inched up to 216,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week's revised level of 208,000.

After reporting nearly stagnant Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing its reading on regional manufacturing activity jumped much more than expected in the month of July.

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits increased in line with economist estimates in the week ended July 13th.

eccles-building-110818_17jul19.jpg A report from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday said economic activity continued to expand at a modest pace overall from mid-May through early July. The Fed referenced widespread concerns about the possible negative impact of trade-related uncertainty but said the economic outlook was generally positive for the coming months, with expectations of continued modest growth.

housing-starts2-071719.jpg Reflecting a steep drop in multi-family housing starts, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing a bigger than expected decrease in new residential construction in the month of June. The report also unexpectedly showed a substantial pullback in building permits, an indicator of future housing demand.

Reflecting a steep drop in multi-family housing starts, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing a bigger than expected decrease in new residential construction in the month of June.

business-inventories2-071619.jpg The Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing U.S. business inventories increased by slightly less than expected in the month of May. The report said business inventories rose by 0.3 percent in May after climbing by 0.5 percent in April. Economists had expected inventories to rise by 0.4 percent.

nahb-071619.jpg Homebuilder confidence has unexpectedly shown a modest improvement in the month of July, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Index inched up to 65 in July after dropping to 64 in June. Economists had expected the index to come in unchanged.

indutrial-production3-071619.jpg With a steep drop in utilities output offsetting increases in manufacturing and mining output, the Federal Reserve released a report on Tuesday showing U.S. industrial production was unexpectedly flat in the month of June. The Fed said industrial production was unchanged in June after climbing by 0.4 percent in May.

import-export-071619.jpg Partly reflecting a steep drop in fuel prices, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing U.S. import prices fell by more than expected in the month of June. The Labor Department said import prices tumbled by 0.9 percent in June, while revised data showed prices were unchanged in May.

retail-sales-071619.jpg Retail sales in the U.S. climbed much more than expected in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The Commerce Department said retail sales rose by 0.4 percent in June, matching the downwardly revised increase in May. Economists had expected retail sales to inch up by 0.1 percent.

With a steep drop in utilities output offsetting increases in manufacturing and mining output, the Federal Reserve released a report on Tuesday showing U.S. industrial production was unexpectedly flat in the month of June.

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