September 25, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. economy performed better in the second quarter of the year than earlier thought, according to a new Commerce Department report Friday, leaving some wondering if this puts the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Consumer Confidence, Federal Reserve, Gross Domestic Product
September 17, 2015 - Industry News
Following a highly anticipated two-day meeting, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee announced it is keeping interest rates unchanged, despite earlier indications it was moving toward a hike.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Federal Reserve
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
As the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee begins a two-day policy meeting to decide whether to raise interest rates, it’s missing one key element.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Federal Reserve
September 15, 2015 - Industry News
Retail sales in the U.S. posted another gain in August, leaving some wondering if it will be enough to push the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates from near zero for the first time in several years.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Federal Reserve
July 22, 2015 - Industry News
Economic Watch: Existing-home sales increased in June to their highest pace in over eight years, according to figures released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors, while a separate report shows post-recession industrial production levels are not as strong as earlier thought.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Sales, Federal Reserve
March 19, 2015 - Industry News
A look at where the U.S. economy is headed in the next three to six months showed another rise, according to a new report from the private research group The Conference Board.
Tags: Economy, Leading Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday indicated it believes the American economy continues to expand at a moderate pace and would be able to handle a small hike in short-term interest rates.
Tags: Economy, Federal Reserve
October 16, 2014 - Industry News
Industrial production in the U.S. increased 1% in September, the biggest gain in nearly two years, and advanced at an annual rate of 3.2% in the third quarter of 2014. Manufacturing production was up for the quarter, led by mining, while last week's unemployment claims dropped.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Industrial Production, Federal Reserve
July 17, 2014 - Industry News
Housing starts in the U.S. fell 9.3% in June, the second consecutive monthly decline, according to the U.S. Commerce Department, pushing the annual rate down to 893,000, the weakest showing since last September.
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
A measure of the health of the nation’s economy shows it has increased again, while concerns linger by the Federal Reserve about economic growth for the remainder of the year.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Housing Starts, Leading Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
The number of Americans filing first-time jobless claims in the U.S. for the week ending April 5 posted its largest weekly decline since December 2012 with the lowest level of claims hit since March 2007.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment, Federal Reserve
March 19, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it would further reduce a stimulus program for the nation’s economy and is leaving interest rates unchanged.
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Private sector employment increased by 139,000 jobs from January to February, according to the National Employment Report released Wednesday by the payroll management services provider ADP.
Tags: Economy, Non-Manufacturing, Employment, Federal Reserve
February 4, 2014 - Industry News
Shipments and new orders for factor good both declined in December, according to new figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
In one of his final moves as Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke on Wednesday announced the central bank would continue trimming its monthly purchases of mortgage and Treasury securities that it recently started.
Tags: Economy, Federal Reserve, People
January 16, 2014 - Industry News
Despite the biggest jump in consumer prices in six months and the first hike in wholesale prices in three months, inflation remains tame, according two new reports.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve
December 19, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Existing home sales in the United States have fallen for the third straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors, but it’s not due to lack of interest from prospective buyers.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Federal Reserve
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