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22778US Consumer Sentiment Below Estimates In July7/14/2017 2:07:22 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States fell to 93.1 in July of 2017 from 95.1 in June, well below market estimates of 95, preliminary estimates showed. It is the lowest reading since October of 2016, mainly due to a fall in future expectations."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/07142017140722.htm
22777US Industrial Output Rises More Than Expected In June7/14/2017 1:28:54 PM"Industrial production in the United States increased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in June 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.1 percent rise in May and beating market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Manufacturing output rebounded from the previous month, while mining rose at a slower pace and utilities showed no growth."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/articles/07142017132854.htm
22775US Inflation Rate Falls To 8-Month Low Of 1.6%7/14/2017 1:05:03 PM"Consumer prices in the United States increased 1.6 percent year-on-year in June of 2017, below 1.9 percent in May and compared to market expectations of 1.7 percent. It is the lowest inflation rate since October of 2016 due to a 0.4 percent fall in gasoline prices. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, following a 0.1 percent drop in May and compared to forecasts of 0.1 percent."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/07142017123408.htm
22776US Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall In June7/14/2017 12:54:18 PM"Retail sales in the United States decreased by 0.2 percent month-over-month in June 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent drop in May and missing market expectations of a 0.1 percent gain. It was the second straight month of decline in retail trade, mainly driven by lower sales at miscellaneous store retailers and gasoline stations."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/07142017124723.htm
22767US June Budget Deficit Larger Than Expected7/13/2017 10:39:22 PM"The US government posted a USD 90 billion budget deficit in June 2017, larger than market expectations of a USD 35 billion gap and compared with a USD 6 billion surplus in the same month of the previous year. Outlays jumped 33 percent to USD 429 billion while receipts increased at a much slower 3 percent to USD 339 billion."United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/07132017180511.htm
22766US Initial Claims Fall Less Than Expected7/13/2017 12:41:43 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased for the first time in a month by 3 thousand to 247 thousand in the week ended July 8th from the previous period, although above market expectations of 245 thousand. Meanwhile, the 4-week moving average which removes week-to-week volatility went up by 2,250 to 245,750."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/07132017123216.htm
22757Fed to Go Ahead With Gradual Rate Hikes7/12/2017 1:58:47 PM"The US economy is expected to continue to expand at a moderate pace although uncertainty persists about low inflation and fiscal and government policies, prepared remarks from Yellen's testimony to Congress showed. As a result, the Fed is likely to start reducing its balance sheet this year and gradually hike funds rate."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07122017135209.htm
22742US Economy Adds 222K Jobs In June7/7/2017 12:50:35 PM"Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 222 thousand in June of 2017, above an upwardly revised 152 thousand in May and compared to market expectations of 179 thousand. It is the highest figure in four months as employment increased in health care, social assistance, financial activities, and mining."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/07072017123328.htm
22743US Unemployment Rate Unexpectedly Rises To 4.4% In June7/7/2017 12:45:14 PMUS unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent in June 2017 from the previous month's 16-year low of 4.3 percent and above market expectations of 4.3 percent. The number of unemployed persons was little changed at 7.0 million while the labor force participation rate edged up to 62.8 percent.United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/07072017123405.htm
22736US Services Sector Growth Beats Forecasts: ISM7/6/2017 2:10:30 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States rose to 57.4 in June of 2017 from 56.9 in May, beating market expectations of 56.5. Business activity and new orders went up while employment slowed. The majority of respondents’ comments continue to be positive about business conditions and the overall economy."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/07062017140934.htm
22732US Trade Deficit Shrinks In May7/6/2017 1:19:48 PMThe goods and services deficit in the United States narrowed to USD 46.5 billion in May of 2017 from a USD 47.6 billion gap a month earlier and compared to market expectations of a USD 46.2 billion shortfall. Exports rose 0.4 percent to the highest value in nearly two years mainly boosted by sales of consumer goods and cell phones.United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/07062017123618.htm
22733US Jobless Claims Rise To 5-Week High7/6/2017 12:52:50 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 4 thousand to 248 thousand in the week ended July 1st from the previous week's unrevised level of 244 thousand and above market expectations of 243 thousand. It was the highest level since the week ended May 27th. Meanwhile, the 4-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, increased by 750 to 243 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/07062017123729.htm
22727Fed Ready To Reduce Its Balance Sheet Soon7/5/2017 6:34:36 PM"The Federal Reserve is ready to start reducing its USD 4.5 trillion asset portfolio within a couple of months and the effect of such normalization on financial markets is expected to be limited, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Policymakers viewed the recent softer inflation as temporary, mainly reflecting idiosyncratic factors. The Fed last raised the target range for the federal funds rate by 25bps to 1 percent to 1.25 percent during its June 2017 meeting."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/07052017183333.htm
22719US Factory Activity Growth At Near 3-Year High: ISM7/3/2017 2:13:50 PM"The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US rose to 57.8 in June 2017 from 54.9 in May and way above market expectations of 55.2. The reading pointed to the strongest rate of expansion since August 2014, as output, new orders and employment grew at faster pace."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/articles/07032017140542.htm
22718US Manufacturing Growth Slows To 9-Month Low: Markit7/3/2017 1:53:22 PM"The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit final US Manufacturing PMI came in at 52 in June 2017, slightly below the earlier flash estimate of 52.1 and compared with May's final reading of 52.7. The figure pointed to the weakest pace of expansion since September last year, as output, new business and employment growth slowed."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/07032017135322.htm
22711US Consumer Sentiment Revised Up In June6/30/2017 2:11:18 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States was revised higher to 95.1 in June of 2017 from a preliminary reading of 94.5 as current conditions were assessed more positive. However, it is the lowest reading in seven months, on lower future expectations, final figures showed."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/06302017141118.htm
22709US Personal Consumption Rises The Least In 3 Months6/30/2017 12:50:33 PM"Personal spending in the US edged up 0.1 percent month-over-month in May of 2017, down from a 0.4 percent rise in April and in line with market expectations. It is the smallest gain in three months as spending on durables and nondurables declined. On the other hand, personal income rose 0.4 percent, higher than 0.3 percent in April and above expectations of 0.3 percent. The savings rate increased to 5.5 percent from 5.1 percent."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/articles/06302017123858.htm
22697US GDP Growth Revised Up to 1.4% In Q16/29/2017 12:52:28 PM"The US economy expanded an annualized 1.4 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2017, better than 1.2 percent in the second estimate, as consumer spending and exports increased more than previously anticipated. On the other hand, non-residential investment was revised lower and the drag from inventories was higher than initially estimated."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/06292017123528.htm
22698US Jobless Claims Above Expectations6/29/2017 12:38:35 PMThe number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 2 thousand to 244 thousand in the week ended June 24th from the previous week's revised level of 242 thousand and above market expectations of 240 thousand.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/06292017123807.htm
22687US Durable Goods Orders Fall For 2nd Month6/26/2017 12:38:31 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods fell 1.1 percent month-over-month in May of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.9 percent drop in April. Figures came worse than market expectations of a 0.9 percent decline, mainly driven by a 3.4 percent slump in transport equipment. Non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans decreased 0.2 percent."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/articles/06262017123440.htm