Leading Economic Indicators

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April 22, 2016

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Fails to Improve, Other Indicators Look Better

The first look at April business conditions in the nation’s sluggish manufacturing sector shows the situation is improving little. Other readings are slightly more encouraging.

February 19, 2016

Economic Watch: Inflation Makes a Return, Leading Indicators Down Again

Consumer prices are heading higher, according to new U.S. Labor Department numbers, increasing speculation that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again.

January 22, 2016

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Housing Post Big Rebounds

U.S. manufacturers started the year with a rebound in output and new business growth, according to preliminary results of a survey released Friday. A separate report shows sales of existing homes were the best since before the Great Recession.

November 19, 2015

Economic Watch: Latest Numbers May Nudge Fed Closer To Interest Rate Hike

While many of latest numbers on the U.S. economy show it’s performing below where many would like it to be, there is increasing evidence the U.S. Federal Reserve is moving closer to raising short-term interest rates for the first time in years.

October 22, 2015

Economic Watch: Home Market Booming, Leading Indicators Mixed

Existing home sales rebounded strongly in September following an August decline, according to the National Association of Realtors. That's not the only good news when it comes to an improving home market, and a separate report shows the overall economy isn't as bad as you may think.

September 18, 2015

Economic Watch: Leading Economic Index Points to Slow Growth

A measure of the health of the nation’s economy and where it's headed moved slightly higher, but one analyst says the rate of growth remains unimpressive.

August 25, 2015

Economic Watch: Latest Readings Don’t Merit Wall Street's Panic

The underlying fundamentals of the U.S. economy are better than, or at least nowhere near as bad as, the panic that set into Wall Street starting late last week and extended into Monday, according to several newly released reports.

July 23, 2015

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Post Solid Gain

A measure of where the American economy is headed in the next three to six months increased again, according to figures released on Thursday.

May 21, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Declines, Leading Indicators Increase

A first look at the nation’s manufacturing sector shows activity has declined for the second straight month. However, a measure of future economy activity is on the upswing.

April 17, 2015

Economic Watch: Inflation, Leading Indicators, Consumer Sentiment Increase

Consumer prices moved up for the second straight month in March after falling during much of the winter, but remain at their lowest level in years.

March 19, 2015

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Rise, Interest Rates Staying Put

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.

February 19, 2015

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Increase at Slower Pace

A measure of where the American economy is headed three to six months down the road registered another monthly increase but the pace was slower than in recent months.

January 23, 2015

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Expanding, Leading Indicators Rise

One of the first looks at how the economy is doing in the New Year shows a further upturn in business conditions across the U.S. manufacturing sector, but the overall rate of improvement eased further from last August’s peak.

November 21, 2014

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Show Improvement into 2015

A measure used to forecast where the U.S. economy is headed in the next three to six months rose sharply in October from the month before, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

October 23, 2014

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators, Manufacturing Ease

A measure of where the American economy is headed in the next three to six months shows conditions are improving, but not as fast as they have been, according to the private research group The Conference Board.

September 19, 2014

Economic Watch: Leading Indicators Lose Momentum in August

The Leading Economic Index, from the private research group The Conference Board, increased 0.2% in August to 103.8, following upwardly revised increases of 1.1% in July, and 0.7% in June.

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.

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.

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 21, 2014

Economic Watch: Leading Economic Indicators Surge

A measure of the health of the U.S. economy turned sharply higher last month, according to a report released Monday morning from the private research group The Conference Board.

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