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22229US Housing Starts Rise More Than Expected3/16/2017 12:55:53 PM"Housing starts in the United States rose 3 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1288 thousand in February of 2017, following an upwardly revised 1251 thousand in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 1.4 percent rise. It is the biggest rate in four months as construction of single-family houses hit a near 9-1/2-year high."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/articles/03162017123415.htm
22228Jobless Claims Drop to 241K3/16/2017 12:40:08 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits went down by 2 thousand to 241 thousand in the week ended March 11th 2017, slightly below market expectations of 243 thousand. The four-week moving average increased to 237,250 last week from 236,500."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/03162017123409.htm
22219Fed Raises Key Rate To 1%3/15/2017 6:26:48 PM"The Federal Reserve raised the target range for its federal funds by 25bps to 0.75 percent to 1 percent during its March 2017 meeting. The decision came in line with market expectations as the labor market strengthened and economic activity continued to expand at a moderate pace, policymakers said. Interest rate forecasts point to another two rate hikes this year, the same as in the December projection."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/03152017180043.htm
22217US Retail Sales Rise The Least In 6 Months3/15/2017 1:00:32 PM"Retail sales in the United States increased by 0.1 percent month-over-month in February 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent rise in January and in line with market expectations. It was the smallest increase since August, due to lower purchases at motor vehicle and parts dealers and electronics and appliance stores. In contrast, sales rose for building material and garden equipment and nonstore retailers."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/03152017124625.htm
22216"US Inflation Rate Rises To 2.7%, Highest Since March 2012"3/15/2017 12:47:44 PM"Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.7 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 2.5 percent rise in January and in line with market expectations. It was the highest inflation rate since March of 2012, boosted by a rise in gasoline prices."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/03152017123409.htm
22199US Budget Deficit Above Expectations In February3/10/2017 7:17:18 PM"The US government posted a USD 192 billion budget deficit in February of 2017, barely unchanged from a USD 192.6 billion gap a year earlier but above market expectations of USD 150 billion. Outlays increased 1 percent to USD 364 billion and receipts rose faster by 2 percent to USD 172 billion."United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/03102017191718.htm
22197"US Economy Adds 235K Jobs In February, Beats Expectations"3/10/2017 1:36:46 PM"Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 235 thousand in February of 2017, below an upwardly revised 238 thousand in January but above market expectations of 190 thousand. Job gains occurred in construction, private educational services, manufacturing, health care, and mining."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/03102017133238.htm
22196US Jobless Rate Falls To 4.7% In February3/10/2017 1:34:49 PM"US unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent in February 2017 from 4.8 percent in the previous month, in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed persons was almost unchanged at 7.5 million while the labor force participation rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 63 percent."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/03102017133232.htm
22189US Jobless Claims Rise To 243K3/9/2017 1:42:15 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits went up by 20 thousand to 243 thousand in the week ended March 4th 2017, slightly above expectations of 235 thousand. The 4-week moving average that removes week-to-week volatility rose by 2,250 to 236,500. Yet, claims have been below 300 thousand for 105 straight weeks, the longest streak since 1970."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/03092017133328.htm
22177US Trade Gap Largest Since March 20123/7/2017 2:29:00 PMThe goods and services deficit in the United States widened to USD 48.5 billion in January of 2017 from a USD 44.3 billion gap a month earlier and in line with market expectations of a USD 48.5 billion shortfall. It is the highest deficit since March of 2012 as imports jumped 2.3 percent due to consumer goods and oil and exports rose at a slower 0.6 percent.United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/03072017133623.htm
22168Fed Likely To Raise Rates In March3/3/2017 6:19:25 PM"A further adjustment of the federal funds rate would likely be appropriate at the March meeting if employment and inflation continue to evolve in line with expectations, Fed Chair Yellen said in a speech in Chicago, further raising expectations of a rate hike in two weeks."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/03032017181836.htm
22167US Services Sector Growth At 16-Month High: ISM3/3/2017 4:28:43 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index rose to 57.6 in February of 2017 from 56.5 in January and beating market expectations of 56.5. It is the highest reading since October of 2015, boosted by a surge in activity and rising new orders and employment. The majority of service providers indicated a positive outlook on business conditions and the overall economy although some uncertainty persists."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/03032017150732.htm
22159US Jobless Claims Fall To 44-Year Low3/2/2017 1:49:52 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 19 thousand to 223 thousand in the week ended February 25th 2017, from the previous week's revised level of 242 thousand. The figure came in below expectations of 243 thousand to hit the lowest level since March 1973."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/03022017133631.htm
22150US Factory Activity Growth Beats Expectations: ISM3/1/2017 3:06:29 PM"The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI rose to 57.7 in February of 2017 from 56 in January and well above market expectations of 56. It is the highest reading since August of 2014 amid rising new orders and production while employment eased. Comments from the panel largely indicate strong sales and demand, and reflect a positive view of business conditions."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/articles/03012017150629.htm
22148US Markit Manufacturing PMI Revised Down3/1/2017 2:53:52 PM"The final Markit US Manufacturing PMI was revised slightly down to 54.2 in February of 2017 from a preliminary reading of 54.3 and 55 in January. Production eased from January's 22-month high, strong domestic demand offset subdued export sales and cost inflation continued to rise."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/03012017145342.htm
22146US Personal Spending Rises Less Than Expected3/1/2017 1:46:14 PM"Personal spending in the United States went up 0.2 percent in January of 2017 from December, following a 0.5 percent gain in the previous period. Figures came in below market expectations of 0.3 percent mainly due to a fall in purchases of durable goods, namely autos while spending on services was flat."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/articles/03012017133511.htm
22139US GDP Growth Confirmed At 1.9% In Q42/28/2017 1:57:33 PM"The US economy advanced an annualized 1.9 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2016, slowing from a 3.5 percent growth in the previous period and matching earlier estimates. Consumer spending rose faster than anticipated while business investment was revised lower. In 2016, the GDP expanded 1.6%, the lowest since 2011."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/02282017133617.htm
22124US Durable Goods Rise More Than Expected2/27/2017 1:44:26 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods went up 1.8 percent month-over-month in January of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.8 percent drop in December and beating market expectations of a 1.7 percent rise. It is the first gain in three months, boosted by a 6 percent jump in transportation equipment. However, non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans, fell 0.4 percent after an upwardly revised 1.1 percent gain in December."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/articles/02272017133850.htm
22120US New Home Sales Rise Less Than Expected2/24/2017 3:20:21 PM"Sales of new single-family houses in the United States went up 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000 in January of 2017. It follows a downwardly revised 535,000 in the previous month, but lower than market expectations of 570,000."United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/articles/02242017150822.htm
22121US Consumer Sentiment Revised Up In February2/24/2017 3:14:43 PM"The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States came in at 96.3 in February 2017 compared to a preliminary figure of 95.7 and a final 98.5 in January. It was the weakest reading in three months, due to a drop in future expectations."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/02242017151443.htm