April 16, 2014
The number of new home starts in the U.S. picked up slightly in March but is below the pace from a year earlier, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report.
March 17, 2014
Manufacturing increased 0.8% compared to the month before, nearly erasing a 0.9% decline in January, which the Fed attributed to extreme weather.
February 16, 2014
Industrial production in the U.S. decreased 0.3% in January after having risen 0.3% in December, according to numbers from the U.S. Federal Reserve released on Friday. This decline in the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities is the largest drop since May 2009.
January 17, 2014
The annual rate registered 923,400 single-family homes and apartments, an 18% increase above 2012 figure of 780,600.
December 16, 2013
Industrial production in the United States last month grew at its fastest pace in a year with output increasing past a pre-recession peak, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve.
October 28, 2013
Industrial production in the United States increased in September, posting its biggest gain in seven months. This follows a report Friday showing shipments of manufactured durable goods hit their highest level on record going back to 1992 -- but consumer confidence took a nosedive.
September 16, 2013
Industrial production in the United States has posted its biggest increase in six months, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve.
August 15, 2013
A new report shows industrial production in the United States was at the same level in July as it was the month before. Meantime, a Labor Department report shows inflation is of little worry when it comes to the health of the economy.
July 16, 2013
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.
June 14, 2013
While not all the recent numbers that measure the health of the U.S. economy are glowing, they are not as bad, and in some cases much better, than analysts were expecting during this second quarter.
May 15, 2013
Industrial production in the United States tumbled in April, the biggest drop in eight months. The Federal Reserve says the total output at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities fell 0.5% following a downwardly revised 0.3% gain in March.
April 16, 2013
The latest numbers about the health of the U.S. economy are more upbeat than those that came out last week. Industrial production rose in March by 0.4% from the month before due to utilities using more energy and a surge in auto production and new homes starts in the country have hit an annual level not seen in nearly four years.
February 15, 2013
Consumer confidence rose in February, according to the latest Thompson Reuters/University of Michigan survey, blowing past what a poll of economists were forecasting, but January industrial production numbers were not so stellar.
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