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August 25, 2014

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Fall During July

New home sales in the U.S. declined in July, according to the Commerce Department, falling for the second month in a row and hitting a four-month low.

August 21, 2014

Economic Watch: Indicators, Existing Home Sales, Manufacturing Jump

The latest measure on the condition of the U.S. economy and where it's heading shows improvement again, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

July 24, 2014

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Drop in June

New home sales dropped in June and the Commerce Department revised the extraordinarily strong May figures downward.

July 22, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Prices Gain Less, Existing Home Sales Best Since October

Consumer prices rose again in June, but the pace was less than it was the month before, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

May 22, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Existing Home Sales, Economic Indicators Improve

UPDATED -- Three newly released reports suggest the American economy may finally be shaking off the winter doldrums that brought business activity down in the first quarter, with expectations of improvements well into the year.

April 28, 2014

Economic Watch: Pending Home Sales, Consumer Confidence Best in Months

After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors.

April 23, 2014

Economic Watch: Sales of New Homes Sink, Manufacturing Rising

UPDATED -- Sales of new single-family homes in the U.S. plunged during March, hitting it lowest level since July and marking the third decline out of the last six months.

April 22, 2014

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Fall Slightly

New figures show existing-home sales fell to their lowest level in more than 18 months during March, according to the National Association of Realtors, but the trend may be staring to ease.

March 31, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending and GDP Gain Among Other Indicators

New figures show biggest driver of the U.S. economy increased last month while the overall economy grew more than estimated a month ago.

March 20, 2014

Economic Watch: Existing Home Sales Fall, Economic Indicators Up

UPDATED -- Rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February to its lowest level since July 2012 while the outlook for the overall American economy is improving.

February 26, 2014

Economic Watch: New Home Sales Best Since July 2008

Following several recent less than encouraging recent economic reports one was issued Wednesday showing things are high stepping in at least one segment.

February 21, 2014

Economic Watch: January Existing Home Sales Drop

Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to a report released on Friday by the National Association of Realtors.

January 27, 2014

Economic Watch: 2013 Home Sales Best in Five Years Despite December Decline

Sales of new homes in the U.S. fell 7% in December from the month before, following a November drop of 3.9% from the month before, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.

January 23, 2014

Economic Watch: Construction and Leading Indicators Rise, Home Sales Best in 7 Years

UPDATED -- Total new construction starts in the U.S. during 2013 increased 6% from the year before to $516.8 billion. This follows the 10% gain reported for 2012 and modest 2% gains in both 2010 and 2011, according to new data released from construction information services provider McGraw Hill Construction.

December 31, 2013

Economic Watch: Year Ending With Positive Economic News

The final week of 2013 provided some encouraging economic numbers including about holiday sales.

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.

December 4, 2013

Economic Watch: New Home Sales and Employment Jump

Sales of new homes on the United States skyrocketed in October, recording the biggest monthly increase in more than 30 years, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.

November 20, 2013

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Pop, Consumer Prices Drop

Despite a partial government shut down last month, resulting in hundreds of thousands of people being out of work and with no paychecks, retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly increased.

September 26, 2013

Economic Watch: Three New Reports Show Slow Improvements

Growth for the nation’s economy picked up dramatically in the second quarter of the year with the gross domestic product increasing at an annual rate of 2.5%.

July 16, 2013

Economic Watch: Industrial Production, Consumer Prices and Homebuilder Confidence Rise

Industrial production in the United States has posted its largest increase in four months, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. The overall performance matched a consensus estimate by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News, while the manufacturing number -- key to truck freight -- was better than expected.

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