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- Predictions of an American manufacturing renaissance may be premature
- Does the Fed have to worry about deflation?
- The U.S. fiscal deficit is narrowing rapidly
- Countries should be careful not to overstimulate their housing markets
- Credit extension is improving, but remains modest
- Job creation may be more robust than official statistics suggest
- U.S. employment situation
- Central bank meetings
- The yin and the yang of commodity price trends
- Gold prices are beating a hasty retreat
- FOMC meeting preview
The lines have been drawn in the U.S. budget debate
Rates of disability are affecting labor force participation
- Everyone wants more financial stability, but at what cost?
- More FOMC participants are getting concerned about QE
- Germanys faltering economy may lead it to support more ECB stimulus
- This weeks central bank meetings revealed a range of behavior
- The U.S. employment report fell well short of expectations
- Does China have a property bubble?
- Learnings from the Cyprus saga
- Japan: A strong start to "Abenomics," but will it work?
- The high end of the market is driving new home construction
- The success of central bank policy is not measured by the revenue it generates
- Cyprus is a small country that could cast a long shadow
- The U.S. dollars fortune is changing
- Despite exceptionally easy monetary policy, inflation risk remains low
- Record stock market levels are boosting consumer spending
- U.S. capital spending is poised to be a bright spot this year
- Labor policy needs to help, not hinder employment
- The U.S. employment report surprised on the upside
- Watch the shadows behind Chinas official credit measures
- There are more sellers than buyers in the world economy
- The recent Italian election may usher in renewed instability
- US bank lending is finally expanding, but not everyone is happy about it
- Central banks are factoring financial stability into their decision making
- The FOMC is taking a critical look at its asset purchase strategy
- Dont look now, but the sequester is coming
- The recent energy dividend is not likely to last
- Crafting a single monetary policy for Europe is challenging
- Immigration reform would help the US economy at many levels
- There is much going on with the US labor force participation rate
- Will leadership change usher in a new era at the Bank of Japan?
- Is the world engaged in a currency war?
- Januarys job report had some pleasant surprises, but more progress is needed
- Purchasing managers surveys suggest growth in the US, retreat for Europe
- Housing is off the floor, but faces ceilings
- The cost of housing could be a source of increased inflation
- Januarys FOMC meeting should not break any new ground
- Are central banks easing off prematurely?
- Washington is girding for another budget imbroglio
- Inflation is contained, for now
- Special Edition: The Outlook for 2013
- The US Congress kicked the fiscal cliff down the road
- Holiday sales in the US were tepid
- Decembers job report will not impress the Fed
- Some non-economic thoughts for the holidays
- Fiscal friction is taking a toll on confidence in Washington and Rome
- What inflation rate should be used to index entitlements?
- Our updated US forecast assumes a budget resolution before year end
- What are the margins of monetary policy?
- The November job report showed only modest improvement
- Japan continues to struggle, with a change of government on the horizon
- Many nations are being reminded that when times are tough, so is budgeting.
- Americas energy picture is changing for the better.
- The EU took an "extend and pretend" strategy with Greece.
- The focus on the fiscal cliff cannot be overstated.
- It is very hard for the worlds central banks to set rules governing monetary policy.
- The troika charged with addressing Greece has some internal disagreement.
- Hurricane Sandy will impact the pattern of upcoming data, but is not likely to have a lasting economic impact.
- Our updated forecast anticipates some movement on the fiscal cliff.
- France may be part of Europes problem, not a source of Europes solutions.
- The October employment report paints a favorable picture of the labor market.
- Fiscal policy is a matter of multiplication.
- US GDP growth accelerated in the third quarter, but remains less than ideal.
- Recent reports out of China reassured the markets, but underlying trends are not so promising.
- QE III has benefitted the housing market, but its influence could be even better.
- Helpful credit conditions have made auto sales a bright spot.
- It was a very good week for Spain, and by extension, the euro.
- While joblessness is still very high, the September employment data depict widespread improvement in labor market conditions.Helpful credit conditions have made auto sales a bright spot.
- Despite the polarity of election politics, discussions aimed at averting the fiscal cliff are underway.
- Recent reports from China align with impressions of reduced economic growth.
- Reality Check for Europe
- Home Prices and Consumer Confidence Data Cast the US Economy in Positive Light, For Now
- Inflation and Inflation Expectations Food For Thought
- Housing Market Improvements, Although Small, Keep Trickling In
- Economic Reports Vindicate Feds Extraordinary Actions
- Fed Preview: Time to Forge Ahead
August Employment Data Contain Ample Evidence to Justify QE3
- Weak Global Factory Conditions Bolster Case for Central Bank Action
- Auto Sales and Construction Outlays Move in Opposite Directions
2012:Q2 GDP Upward Revision Reflects Stronger Final Sales
Whats A House Really Worth?
Should the Federal Reserve use simple rules to set policy?
Extended unemployment may have a number of root causes.
The housing sector is improving, albeit from a very modest base.
Setting Up for Jackson Hole
July Existing Homes Sales Small Positive Developments
- Housing Starts - Take Note of Composition
- Jobless Claims - Update
- Inflation and Factory Production Reports Present the Best of all Worlds, For Now
- Weakness of 2012:Q2 Retail Sales Reversed in July
- Food and Core Prices Lift Wholesale Prices in July
- July Small Business Survey Fewer Members Indicate Sales as Problematic
- Employment: Quality Matters
- International Trade and Jobless Claims Data Paint a Bullish Picture
- Q2 Productivity Improves, Unit Labor Costs Move Up Slightly
- July Employment Situation Labor Market is Improving at Snails Pace
- Fed Fails to Offer Stimulus, But Assures Support if Necessary
- Consumer Spending Slips in June and Sets Up Soft Trajectory for 2012:Q3
- GDP Growth: Uninspiring
- Decline in New Home Sales Casts a Shadow on Housing Market
- Encouraging Data Buried in Otherwise Gloomy Economic News
- Spanish Inquisition
- Housing: Not So Fast
- Bernankes Testimony: Shots Across the Hill
- Consumers Struggled as the Second Quarter Closed
- Wholesale Prices Reversed Part of Recent Decline
- China: Economic Growth Slows in 2012:Q2
- Distortions Lead to a Sharp Drop of Initial Jobless Claims
- Housing Market: Share of Underwater Homes Trending Down
- Minutes of June FOMC Meeting: Weak Economic Data Should Trigger Additional Monetary Policy Easing
Lower Oil Prices Translate to Smaller Deficit in May
- Labor Market and Sales News Remains Unsatisfactory
- June Employment Report Labor Market is Standing Still, the Case of FOMC Doves is Strengthening
- Central Banks Take Steps to Stimulate Economic Growth
- Latest from the US Labor Market
Italy and Spain: Economic Facts Hard to Ignore
- Factories Across the World Shift Gears
- Q2 Private Sector Construction Spending Looks Promising
- Reacceleration of US Consumer Spending is Key to 2012:H2 Performance
- EU Private Sector Lending Has to Reverse Trend, Summit Announcements Are Important But Insufficient
- 2012 :Q1 Real GDP Composition is Modified, Headline Unchanged
- Durable Goods Report Implies Lackluster 2012:Q2 Equipment and Software Spending
- Pending Homes Sales Index Points to Likely Gain in Existing Home Sales
Case-Shiller Home Price Index Confirms Improvements Reported Elsewhere
Consumer Confidence Slips in June, Labor Market Indicators Warrant Close Tracking
The Brave Mr. Noda
- New Home Sales Headline and Details Remain Encouraging
- Existing Homes: Sales Slip, But Prices Show an Improvement
Fed Downgrades Economic Outlook and Buys Insurance
- Construction of New Single-Family Homes Improves
- Factory Production Slips in May, FOMC Meeting Likely to Conclude Without Fed Action
- May Consumer Price Index - Fed Policy Can Continue to Favor Economic Growth
- Initial Jobless Claims Raise Questions Once Again About the Labor Market
- Current Account Deficit Widens as Net Investment Income Records a Sharp Drop
Soft Retail Sales Suggest Mild Gain in Q2 Consumer Spending
Lower Food and Energy Prices Bring Down Headline Wholesale Price Index
Growth of Federal Government Revenues: Trajectory Remains Disappointing
Small Business Survey Optimism Index Stalled in May
Import Prices Point to the Absence Inflationary Pressures
- U.S. Exports Take a Noticeable Hit in April
Will the Fed Provide New Financial Accommodation Soon?
2012:Q1 Productivity and Unit Labor Costs Revised Down
- Major Economic Reports Mixed Message with Unfavorable Tone
- 2012:Q1 GDP: Final Sales Moved Up Slightly, While Headline GDP Was Revised Down a Few Notches
- Credit Continues to Shrink in Euroland
- Labor Market Issues Hold Down Consumer Confidence Index in May
- House Price Index Maintains a Slow Improvement Trend
- Charts with Much to Tell
- Sorting Out the Fiscal Cliff Issue
- Factory Goods Orders: Soft in April, But Recovering on a Trend Basis
- Initial Jobless Claims Have Reversed Part of the April Gain
- Market Estimates Show a Reduction in Inflation Expectations
- April Existing Home Sales: Housing Market Is Stabilizing
- Will the Fed and the ECB Put in Place New Financial Accommodation?
- April Retail Sales: 2012:Q2 Starts on a Soft Note
- April Consumer Prices Index: Lower Gasoline Prices Hold Down Headline
- Lower Energy Prices Held Down Wholesale Prices
- U.S. Trade, Initial Jobless Claims Mixed Signals
China: Imports and Exports of Goods Post Disappointing Gains
- Post-Financial Crisis How do the Major Economic Players Stack Up?
- Small Business Outlook Improves in April
- Consumers Are Borrowing Again, Is it Here to Stay?
- April Employment Situation Outlook Gets Fuzzy
- Will Growth Reaccelerate in Germany Soon?
- Thriving Factories in United States and China During April
- Private Sector Construction Spending Recovered in March
Auto Sales in April Virtually Flat
- Demand for Loans Rose, But Bankers Remain Cautious
- 2012:Q1 GDP Although the Headline Suggests Moderate Growth, Details Show Pockets of Strength
- Initial Jobless Claims Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward?
Another Housing Market Indicator Pointing to a Turnaround
- FOMC Meeting: Nature of Economic Data Will Dictate Next Policy Step
- Improving Housing Market?
- Consumer Confidence Virtually Steady, Details Point to a Lower Jobless Rate in April
- Kasriels Parting Thoughts Mortgage Refinancing: Stimulative or Redistributive?
- How Do Higher Gasoline Prices Reduce Real GDP Growth?
- Housing Sector Why the Fed Depicts it as "Depressed"
- March Existing Homes - Sales Slip, Prices Stabilize
- Construction of New Homes Full Recovery Remains Out of Reach Still
- Factory Sector Strengths Wanes in March
- Kasriels Parting Thoughts The Cyclical Macroeconomic Impact of Taxmageddon 2013
- Paul Kasriels Parting Thoughts: Seniors Worried about the Debt They Are Passing on to Their Heirs? We Have Met the Enemy and It Is Us!
- March Retail Sales Decent Widespread Gains
- Kasriels Parting Thoughts Recent Federal Budgetary Trends: Facts, Not Opinions
- Moderate Increase in Consumer Prices in March
- Different Opinions on Near Term Monetary Policy Prevail Within the FOMC
Jobless Claims, Wholesale Prices, and Trade Gap Mixed Message
- Whither Treasury Yields After Operation Twist?
- Small Businesses Less Optimistic in March
- Safe-Haven Trades Are Dominating the Marketplace Once Again
- The Greenback Remains the Preferred Choice of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves
- Stop the Presses Discouraged Workers NOT THE REASON for decline in March Unemployment Rate
Bullish Data Underscore Improving Labor Market Conditions
- Kasriels Parting Thoughts Why Should Not Stocks Have Done Well? or Business, With Enemies Like This, Who Needs Friends?
- Oil and Industrial Metal Prices Temporarily Disconnected
- Kasriels Parting Thoughts Has the Fed Boosted the Stock Market?
- We Will Repeat One of the Silliest Market Rites on Wednesday ADP
- Minutes of March FOMC Meeting Concerned, But Not Enough to Ease Monetary Policy Soon
- Mixed Factory Reports, With the US Still at the Top
- Residential Investment Expenditures Likely to Post a Decline in 2012:Q1
- Money Is Starting to Burn a Hole in Households Pockets
- Kasriels Parting Thoughts Mary Matlins Economics
- Real GDP unchanged in 2011:Q4, Corporate Profits Advanced
- ECBs Cheap Funds Waiting for a Turnaround in Lending
- Insights from Bernankes TV Interview
- Widespread Gains in Durable Goods Orders
- Home Price Index Maintains Downward Trend
- Consumer Confidence Slips in March
- Bernanke Additional Accommodation Is Entirely Possible
- New Home Sales Disappointing Performance
- Existing Home Sales: Sales Slip, But Inventory and Median Price Post Improvements
- Keep Tabs on the Short End of the Curve Also
- Gas Prices Lift Overall Consumers Prices in February
- High-Tech and Auto Production Slip in February
- Jobless Claims Labor Market Improvement Continues
- Higher Energy Prices Lift Producer Price Index
- Lesson from Tracking the 10-Treasury Note Yield
- Watch the Services Component of Consumer Spending
- 2011:Q4 Current Account Deficit Reflects Setbacks in Good, Services, and Income
- FOMC Meeting, March 13 A Preview
- February Employment Situation Economy is Adding Jobs, Fed Will Take a Pass at the March 13 FOMC Meeting
- 2011:Q4 Flow of Funds: Net Worth and Borrowing Trend of Households
- Productivity Slows, Hiring Should Gather Momentum
- Will Weather Give a Lift to February Employment Data?
- How Many New Jobs Are Necessary to Hit the Full Employment Mark?
- China: Wen Indicates a 7.5% GDP Growth Forecast for 2012
- Is the Current Pace of Decline in the Jobless Rate Different?
- Watch MFI Lending to Track if the ECBs Liquidity Shot is Successful
- Stagnant Consumer Spending Raises Concern
- Residential Construction Posted Strong Increase in January
- Factory Sector Pace of Growth Slowed Slightly in US, Improved in China
- Bernanke Maintains Cautious Stance
- Private Sector vs. Government Sector in the Current Recovery
- Durable Goods Orders Too Soon to Declare Soft 2012:Q1
- Home Prices Continue to Maintain Downward Trend
- Recent Uptick in U.S. Consumer Optimism is Related Gains in Jobs
- Oil Prices One More Perspective for 2012
- January New Home Sales Moving Sideways But Record Low Number of Homes for Sale Raises Expectations of New Construction
- Recent U.S. Oil and Gas Extraction Activity Facts vs. Popular Opinions
- January Existing Homes Sales Many Positives to Note
- January Consumer Price Index Contained Trend Supportive of Current Fed Policy
Housing Starts, Jobless Claims, and Wholesale Price Index Mixed Bag
- Minutes January 24-25 FOMC Meeting: Divided House about Additional Quantitative Easing
- February Home Builders Survey One More Positive Signal to Note
- January Industrial Production: Factory Sector Maintains Momentum
- January Retail Sales Decelerating Trend Remains in Place
- Retail sales increased 0.4% in January after a steady reading in December.
- Hey, Big Spender?
Trade Gap Reflects Relative Strength of U.S. Economy
- Different Measures of Unemployment, but Consistent Story is Visible
- Insights from Two Voting Members of 2012 FOMC
- Has ZIRP Held Back Economic Recovery?
- January Employment Situation Widespread Improvement, but Noticeably Short of Full Employment Mandate
- Atypical Weather Trims Consumer Spending and GDP in 2011:Q4
- New Home Sales Dip, Orders of Durable Goods Advanced, Jobless Claims Rose
- January 24-25 FOMC Meeting Fed Extends Low Rate Forecast to 2014
- Checklist for the January 24-25 FOMC Meeting - Continued
- Checklist for the January 24-25 FOMC Meeting
- Sales of Existing Homes: Slow Growth, Moderation of Price Declines is Visible
- Consumer Price Index, Jobless Claims, Housing Starts Each of These Reports Have Favorable Aspects to Note
- Economic Reports Underscore More Positives of the U.S. Economy
- Oil Prices Another Roller Coaster Ride in 2012?
- Declining Trend of US Exports Warrants Close Watching
- U.S. Retail Sales Strong Q4, But Underlying Momentum is Slowing
- Increase in Initial Jobless Claims Could be a Timing Issue
Euroland Factory Sector Posts Decline, Confirming Expectations of a Recession
- Tracking Chinas Imports and Germanys Exports
- Outlook of Small Businesses Improves, But Still Short of Levels Seen in Good Economic Times
- Distressed Properties Continue to Hold Down Home Prices
- Update on Headwinds That Could Rock the U.S. Economy
- Consumer Credit Advanced in the United States
- December Employment Situation Widespread Gains in Hiring Allows Fed to Watch from the Sidelines
- Labor Market Encouraging Signs, December Employment Report Awaited
- The Feds New Communication Strategy Aspects to Ponder About
- Auto Sales Should Give Lift to Q4 Consumer Spending and GDP
- Minutes of December 2011 FOMC Meeting Fed Will Publish Forecast of Fed Funds Rate
- US Factory Activity Data Suggest Continued Forward Momentum
- Residential Construction Spending Likely to Make Positive Contribution to Q4 GDP
- Will an Extension of the Payroll Tax Holiday Turn Out to Be a Festivus Miracle for GDP?
- Should the Definition of the Central Bank Lender of Last Resort Function Be Expanded?
- How Important is North Koreas Leadership Change?
- Inflation A Hurdle for the Next Round of Quantitative Easing?
- G7 Government Debt Facts and Projections
- Jobless Claims of the U.S. economy Post a Notable Improvement
- November Industrial Production Disappointing, Being Watched Closely
- Food Prices Account for Large Part of the Increase in Wholesale Prices
- Asia: Diverging Outlooks Going Into 2012
- Fed Stands Pat as the Curtain Closes on 2011
- Retail Sales Data of October-November Offer Solid Support for Q4 Consumer Spending
- Outlook of Small Businesses Shows Improvement in November
- The Other Side of the Austerity Program German Economy Stands to Lose
- U.S. Household Debt - Deleveraging Posts New Record
- European Union Summit Important Questions Unanswered, IMF to the Rescue?
- Drop in Oil Imports Leads to Lower Trade Deficit
- The European Central Bank Provides Temporary Support to Banks
- Household Net Worth Posts Second Quarterly Drop
- The European Central Bank Holds Court Tomorrow
- Brazil, India, China and Eurozone Headwinds to Heed in 2012
- Home Prices Show a Small Improvement in October
- Quantitative Easing by the European Central Bank A Matter of Time?
- Labor Market is Improving, but Imminent Recession in Europe Could Upset the Apple Cart
- U.S. Factory Sector Bright Spot in the World
- Home Construction ...
- Coordinated Central Bank Action Temporary Fix, Not Panacea for Europes Sovereign Debt Woes
- Economic Reports of U.S. Paint a Bullish Picture
- Yellen is Supportive of Additional Fed Action
- Outlook of Consumers Improves in November
- Home Prices in September Show a Small Improvement
- October New Home Sales Report Positive Aspects to Note
- Mixed Economic Signals is Still the Predominant Flavor
- We Are All Keynesians Now Except Me
- Europe Is in for a Long Recession
- Sideways Trend of Housing Starts Reflects Underlying Soft Labor Market Situation
- Initial Jobless Claims Improvement is Small but Notable
- October Consumer Price Index - Signs of Moderation are Noteworthy
- Factory Production Posts Strong Gains, With and Without Autos
- October Retail Sales Bode Well for the Final Quarter of 2011
- Wholesale Prices Show Moderating Trend
- Japan: A Recession Ends, but Will Problems Continue?
- Labor Market Update Small Improvements, Noteworthy Nevertheless
- Growth in Exports Narrows Trade Gap, Possibly Upward Revision of 2011:Q3 GDP
The Likely Export Shock from Europe and More
- Small Businesses are a Tad More Optimistic, Poor Sales and Employment Remain Areas of Concern
- Mortgage Rates are Low, But Are Bankers Willing to Extend Mortgages?
- Senior Loan Officer Survey Bank Lending Remains Restrictive
October Employment Situation: Fed Can Watch From the Sidelines, For Now
- U.S. Productivity Improves, Labor Cost Remains Contained
- The Feds Forecast Begs for Action, Bernanke Hints at QE3
- Wondering About the Size of Greek Debt Exposure?
- The Fed is Less Optimistic about Growth and Employment, But Stands Pat
- Worldwide Factory Activity Softens in October
- Auto Sales Advanced in October
- Will the Fed Deliver a Chock Full of New Insights?
- Consumer Spending is Likely to Show Tepid Growth Once Again
- Operation Twist Unmet Goal, For Now
- U.S. Real GDP: Pickup in Momentum Buys Time Before Fed Acts Again
- Sales of New Homes Rose in September, But Trend is Unimpressive
- September Durable Goods Orders Decline Led by Aircraft, Underlying Momentum is Tepid
- Consumer Confidence Index: Near Recession Low in October
- August 2011 Home Prices: Small but Noteworthy Improvement
Modified Program Aims to Alleviate Residential Mortgage Problems, Will it Raise Consumer Spending?
- Fed Officials Offer Broad Hints That QE3 is Likely if Soft Patch Persists
- September Existing Home Sales: Housing Sector Needs a Supportive Nudge
- Initial Jobless Claims, Index of Leading Indicators, Philly Fed Survey Small But Noteworthy Positive Signals
- Inflation Shows Signs of Moderation in September
- Multi-Family Starts Boost Total Home Building Activity
- Bernanke Stresses Importance of Financial Stability among Objectives of Central Bank Policy
- Food and Energy Prices Lift Wholesale Prices
- Industrial Production Autos Lift Factory Production in Q3
- September Retail Sales Noteworthy Pickup, But Q3 Consumer Spending is Tepid
- Cash Rich Firms Will Not Hire and Invest Until Demand Gains Momentum
- United States and China: International Trade Data Underscore Softening Economic Fundamentals
- Minutes of the September 20-21 FOMC Meeting QE3 is Likely, if Economy Slips
- A Decade of Household Deleveraging?
- Poor Sales Continue to Haunt Small Businesses
- September Employment Situation: Headlines Alleviate Fear, Details Not So Rosy
Core Logic Home Price Index Posts Small Improvement in August
Spillover from Eurozone Crisis Less than Lehman Impact, For Now
- Bank Recapitalization is an Inadequate Panacea for Eurozones Woes
- ISM Non-Manufacturing Survey Points to Decline in Service Sector Employment
Bernanke Presents a Pessimistic View, Reassures Fed Stands Ready to Support
Will the Hawks of the FOMC Have to Reconsider?
- Purchasing Managers Indexes Point to Sluggish Factory Conditions
- Car Sales Rose in September, Bodes Positively for Consumer Spending in Q3
- Residential Construction Spending Moves Up, But Bounces along Recession Lows
- Infrastructure Spending Whats Not to Like?
- Dollars Role as International Reserve Currency: Share Declines, But Still the Largest Player
- Consumer Spending in August Puts Q3 Change at Tepid Mark
- Fed Officials Voice Dissenting Opinions Again
- Q2 Real GDP Growth Revised Up, Jobless Claims Decline Partly Due to Technical Issues
Durable Goods Orders Headline Suggests Weakness, Details Present a Different Story
Housing Market Update: Refinancing Index Shows Sharp Increase, But Purchase Index Continues to Languish
- Case-Shiller Home Price Index Noteworthy Improvement, But Durability is Uncertain
- Governor Raskins Remarks Contain Noteworthy Observations about Credit
- August New Home Sales Hovers around Recession Lows, Still
- Animal Spirits What Keynes Penned, Its Relevance Today
- Record Low for 10-year Treasury Note Yield Will it Last?
- Improvement of Home Prices?
- FOMC Engages in Operation Twist, Another Unconventional Step
- Sales of Existing Homes Recover, But Level Still Close to Recession Low
Details to Note Prior to Fed Announcement on September 21
- Home Construction Declines, Permits Post a Small Gain
- The American Jobs Act Rationale is Solid, But Desired Outcome is Tied to How it is Financed
- Todays String of Economic Reports Present a Mixed Picture Once Again
- Retail Sales and Wholesale Prices Unchanged is the Flavor of the Month
Small Business Survey Headline and Details are a Source of Concern
Import Prices of Chinese Goods Continue to Advance
- Twin Problems: Employment and Consumer Spending
- EU Turmoil in 2011 vs 2010 Anything Different in Market Metrics?
- Feds Holdings of U.S. Treasury Securities Before the Twist
- Bernanke Hints About Additional Monetary Policy Easing
- Auto Exports and Imports Dominate July Trade Report
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs The Mantra of the Current Season
- Europes Economic Woes in Pictures
- August Employment Situation: Odds of Additional Fed Policy Action Have Increased
- Global Factory Sector: On the Brink of Significant Weakness?
- Decline in U.S. Construction Spending in July Bodes Poorly for Residential and Non-Residential Structures Components of Q3 GDP
- Jobless Claims Fell, Partly Due to End of Verizon Strike
- Auto Sales Dipped Slightly in August, Tepid Gain in Q3 Consumer Spending
- First-Half Productivity of the United States is Disappointing
Welcome Japans New PM
Minutes of August 9 FOMC Meeting Debate Indicates Fed is Inclined to Ease, if Necessary
Consumer Confidence Index Plunged in August
Case-Shiller Home Price Index: Interpret With Care
Pickup of Consumer Spending in July is Noteworthy, But Lacks Durability
Pending Home Sales Index Slips in July
- Chicago Fed National Activity Index Points to Slowing Economic Conditions
- Latest Rumblings about Fed Action