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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: Durable Good Mixed as New Home Sales, Consumer Confidence Improve

New orders for long-lasting manufactured durable goods jumped more than expected in March, but analysts pointed to some concerns deeper in the Commerce Department report. Separate reports showed improvements in new homes sales as well as in consumer confidence.

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Leading Indicators, Existing Home Sales

The latest economic reports show a further increase in U.S. manufacturing output and a firm footing for the overall economy, but raised some questions about where employment and labor are going, while there were mixed results for existing-home sales.

Economic Watch: Manufacturing, Leading Indicators, Existing Homes All Move Higher

Manufacturing activity this month hit a three-year high, while other reports showed healthy increases in where the economy is headed over the next several months.

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Orders, New Home Sales Post Second Straight Drops

Following strong growth last year, business spending on equipment has fallen for the second straight month, according to a new report, while a separate one shows new home sales in the U.S. have slipped again.

Economic Watch: Manufacturing at 40-Month High, Existing Home Sales Slip Again

A preliminary report about the U.S. manufacturing sector for this month showed business conditions continue improving, hitting a 40-month high, while a separate one on existing home sales revealed a decline for the second straight month amid higher prices and a supply shortage.

Economic Watch: Economy Continues to Show Improvement, New Homes Sales Solid

A barometer of where the U.S. economy is headed over the next several months showed it continued to increase, according to a report released on Thursday, while a separate one revealed sales of new homes in the U.S. tumbled in the final month of last year but improved for all of 2017.

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Starts Strong, Home Sales up Last Year

Manufacturers reported a strong start to 2018, with production volumes and incoming new work both rising at faster rates than seen at the end of last year. A separate report showed while existing home sales improved last year, they ended 2017 on a lower note.