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Economic Watch: Business Investment, Consumer Sentiment Strong as Home Sales Slip

Orders for long-lasting durable goods fell in April, but a closely watched proxy of business investment moved higher. And although sales of existing homes declined, consumer sentiment remains strong.

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Economic Watch: Consumers Stay Upbeat as Retail, Wholesale Prices Barely Change

A newly released report showed consumer sentiment this month remained at the same level it was a month earlier but it’s still high, while separate reports indicated inflation remains rather tame.

Economic Watch: Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment Up; New Homes Mixed

Industrial production in the U.S. rebounded from a drop at the start of the year, as consumer sentiment is the best in more than a decade – but there's a decline reported in parts of the new-home-building market.

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Lags, but Homes, E-Commerce, Consumer Sentiment Rise

Several recent economic indicators, with the exception of a measure of the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities production, have all moved higher. That indicates economic activity in the first month to month and a half of 2017 is still very much alive, despite recent concerns about the future following stock market gyrations.

Economic Watch: Consumer Sentiment Hits 6-Month Low, Housing Starts Fall

Consumers are feeling less upbeat, due to uncertainty about economic conditions following the tax overhaul recently signed into law, according to a new report. Meanwhile the level of new home construction last year was the best in a decade despite a December decline.