January 20, 2016 - Industry News
Inflation at the retail level is anything but a threat to the health of the U.S. economy with newly released figures showing a drop in the final month of 2015 while the housing market is expected to continue improving.
Tags: Economy, Home Starts, Consumer Prices, Home Building
December 23, 2015 - Industry News
Two days before Christmas, the Commerce Department released three reports on the U.S. economy. When put together, they show a solid performance, though not as strong as it has been or some would like.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Home Starts, Home Building, Personal Spending
November 19, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Industrial Production, Consumer Prices, Housing Starts, Leading Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve, Home Building
October 22, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Economy, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Home Building
August 18, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. housing market continues to improve, with new home starts hitting their highest level in seven years and builder optimism the best in nearly a decade.
Tags: Economy, Home Starts, Home Building
July 19, 2015 - Industry News
Conditions for the U.S. housing market look better than they have in years, according to two reports released late last week.
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
New homes starts in the U.S. increased dramatically in April from the month before, jumping 20.2% and hitting its highest level in more than seven years.
Tags: Economy, Housing Starts, Home Building
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
For the first quarter of 2015 this measure of the total activity at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities declined at an annual rate of 1%, the first quarterly decrease since the second quarter of 2009.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Home Building
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released on Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Confidence, Home Building
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes declined just one point to 57, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released Tuesday.
Tags: Economy, Home Building
December 15, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. industrial production surged in November by 1.3% from the month before, the largest gain since May 2010, according to new U.S. Federal Reserve figures.
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The Producer Price Index increased 0.2% from September, driven by a 0.5% jump in the cost of services.
Tags: Economy, Producer Prices, Home Building
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Residential construction in the U.S. has rebounded but remains volatile, hitting an annual rate of just more than 1 million units for only the third time this year in September, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
Tags: Housing Starts, Economy, Consumer Sentiment, Home Building
September 18, 2014 - Industry News
Housing starts in the U.S. plunged in August from the month before but the level of activity was still higher than the same time a year earlier, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
The threat of inflation to the U.S. economy appears to be muted, with a report issued Wednesday showing consumer prices in August fell for the first time in 16 months.
Tags: Economy, Fuel Consumption Index, Home Building, Consumer Prices
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August, released Monday.
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
Prices at the wholesale level rose 0.4% in June from the month before, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures, following a 0.2% decline in May and a 0.6% advance in April.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Wholesale Prices, Home Building
June 16, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- U.S. industrial production rose 0.6% in May after having declined 0.3% in April, according to a new Federal Reserve report. The decrease in April was previously reported to have been 0.6%.
April 15, 2014 - Industry News
A new report shows inflation remains in check with consumer prices increasing 0.2% in March, following a 0.1% gain in February, according to the U.S. Labor Department.
Tags: Economy, Consumer Prices, Home Building
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