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December 17, 2014

Federal Reserve: Economy Expanding at ‘Moderate Pace’

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.

October 16, 2014

Economic Watch: Industrial Production Jumps, Jobless Claims Plummet

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.

July 17, 2014

Economic Watch: Housing Starts Fall, Federal Reserve Says Economy Expanding

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

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Rise, Fed Dampens 2014 Expectations

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.

April 10, 2014

Economic Watch: First Time Jobless Benefit Claims Plummet

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.

March 19, 2014

Economic Watch: Fed Further Reduces Stimulus Program

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

Economic Watch: Job Creation, Non-Manufacturing Employment Lose Steam

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.

February 4, 2014

Economic Watch: Factory Orders and Shipments, Falling Deficit, New Fed Chair

Shipments and new orders for factor good both declined in December, according to new figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department.

January 29, 2014

Economic Watch: Federal Reserve Stays the Course in Final Bernanke Meeting

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.

January 16, 2014

Economic Watch: Inflation Tame, Overall Conditions Improving

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.

December 19, 2013

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Slide, Fed Eases Back on Economic Stimulus

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.

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