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21987US Durable Goods Orders Fall For 2nd Straight Month1/27/2017 5:45:26 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods decreased by 0.4 percent month-over-month in December 2016, following an upwardly revised 4.8 percent drop in November. The number came worse than market expectations of a 2.6 percent rise as orders for transport equipment dropped 2.2 percent and defense capital goods fell 33.4 percent."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/articles/01272017134004.htm
21988US Consumer Sentiment Revised Up To 13-Year High1/27/2017 3:16:54 PM"The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 98.5 in January of 2017 compared to a preliminary figure of 98.1 and 98.2 in December. It is the highest reading since January of 2004, due to a more optimistic outlook for the economy and job growth during the year ahead as well as more favorable economic prospects over the next five years."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/01272017151331.htm
21986US GDP Growth Slows to 1.9% in Q41/27/2017 2:19:17 PM"The US economy advanced an annualized 1.9% on quarter in Q4, below expectations of 2.2%. Exports slumped reversing the impact from the surge in soybean shipments in Q3 and consumer spending slowed while investment jumped, boosted by equipment and home building. In 2016, the GDP expanded 1.6%, the lowest since 2011."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/articles/01272017133352.htm
21899US Trade Gap At 9-Month High In November1/27/2017 2:19:03 PM"The trade gap in the United States increased by $2.9 billion to $45.2 billion in November of 2016, from a downwardly revised $42.4 billion in October and above market expectations of $42.5 billion shortfall. It was the biggest trade deficit since February. Exports fell 0.2 percent, due to lower shipments of civilian aircraft. In contrast, imports rose 1.1 percent and reached the highest level in 15 months, driven by crude oil purchases."United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/articles/01062017135337.htm
21983US New Home Sales Down To 10-Month Low1/26/2017 3:18:16 PM"Sales of new single-family houses in the United States shrank 10.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 536,000 in December of 2016, much worse than market expectations of a 1 percent drop. It is the lowest figure since February. Considering full 2016, new home sales went up 12.2 percent to 563,000, the highest since 2007."United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/articles/01262017150821.htm
21982US Jobless Claims Rise To 4-Week High1/26/2017 1:43:31 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 22 thousand to 259 thousand in the week ended January 21st, 2017, its highest level in one month and above market expectations of 247 thousand. Still, the four-week moving average, which removes week-to-week volatility, fell by 2 thousand to 245.5 thousand last week, the lowest level since November 1973."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/01262017133915.htm
21965US Factory Activity Growth At Near 2-Year High: Markit1/24/2017 2:58:22 PM"The Flash Markit Manufacturing PMI in the United States increased to 55.1 in January of 2017 from 54.3 in the previous month, beating market expectations of 54.5. It is the highest reading since March of 2015 as new work boosted output and purchasing activity while growth in new export work remained muted and employment eased."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/01242017145520.htm
21955US Jobless Claims Drop To Near 43-Year Low1/19/2017 1:53:33 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 15 thousand to 234 thousand in the week ended January 14th, 2017, from the previous week's revised level of 249 thousand. The figure came in below market expectations of 254 thousand and was close to the 233 thousand touched in mid-November, which was the lowest since November 1973."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/01192017135325.htm
21954US Housing Starts Rise More Than Expected1/19/2017 1:53:33 PM"Housing starts in the United States jumped 11.3 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1226 thousand in December of 2016, beating market expectations of 1200 thousand. Multi-segment starts rebounded while single-family declined for the second month. Considering full 2016, housing starts rose 4.9 percent to 1166.4 thousand. Considering full 2016, housing starts rose 4.9 percent to 1166.4 thousand."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/articles/01192017133809.htm
21945US Industrial Output Rises The Most In Over 2 Years1/18/2017 2:34:38 PM"Industrial production in the United States grew by 0.8 percent month-over-month in December 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.7 percent fall in November and better than market expectations of a 0.6 percent rise. It was the largest gain since November 2014, as utility output jumped 6.6 percent, its sharpest increase since December 1989."United StatesIndustrial Production MomUNITEDSTAINDPROMOM/articles/01182017142917.htm
21944US Inflation Rate at 2-1/2-Year High Of 2.1%1/18/2017 1:57:58 PM"Consumer prices in the United States increased 2.1 percent year-on-year in December 2016, following a 1.7 percent rise in November and matching market expectations. The inflation rate accelerated for the fifth consecutive month to the highest since June of 2014, boosted by gasoline and shelter cost."United StatesInflation RateCPI YOY/articles/01182017133549.htm
21927US Consumer Sentiment Falls Slightly In January1/13/2017 3:09:47 PMThe preliminary reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States edged down to 98.1 in January of 2017 from a 13-year high of 98.2 in the previous month and lower than market forecasts of 98.5. Future expectations declined and inflationary pressures jumped.United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/01132017150947.htm
21926US Retail Sales Rise Less Than Expected1/13/2017 1:56:26 PM"Retail sales in the United States increased 0.6 percent month-over-month in December of 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.2 percent rise in November and below market expectations of a 0.7 percent gain. Sales of autos and gasoline rebounded. Considering the three months to December, retail sales went up 1.6 percent and for full 2016 sales rose 3.3 percent, higher than 2.3 percent in 2015."United StatesRetail Sales MomRSTAMOM/articles/01132017133354.htm
21922US Posts $28 Billion Budget Deficit in December1/12/2017 7:09:20 PM"The US government posted a $28 billion budget deficit in December of 2016, a 94.4 percent increase from a $14.4 billion gap the same month of the previous year and slightly above market expectations of a $25 billion gap. Receipts slumped 8.9 percent to $319 billion and outlays fell 4.7 percent to $347 billion."United StatesGovernment Budget ValueUNITEDSTAGOVBUDVAL/articles/01122017190735.htm
21921US Jobless Claims Lower Than Expected At 247K1/12/2017 1:51:15 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased by 10 thousand to 247 thousand in the week ended January 7th 2017, below market expectations of 255 thousand. It is the 97th consecutive week of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1970. Yet, the 4-week moving average that removes week-to-week volatility fell by 1.75 thousand to 256.5 thousand."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/01122017133404.htm
21896US Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.7% In December1/6/2017 1:45:46 PMUS unemployment rate rose to 4.7 percent in December 2016 from a nine-year low of 4.6 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed persons was nearly unchanged at 7.5 million while the labor force participation rate increased by 0.1 percentage point to 62.7 percent.United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/articles/01062017133508.htm
21897US Job Growth Slows in December1/6/2017 1:38:13 PM"Non Farm Payrolls in the US increased by 156 thousand in December of 2016, lower than upwardly revised 204 thousand in November and below market expectation of 178 thousand. Job growth occurred in health care and social assistance. Job growth totaled 2.2 million in 2016, less than the increase of 2.7 million in 2015."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/articles/01062017133519.htm
21892US Services Sector Growth Remains Strong: ISM1/5/2017 4:01:02 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index came in at 57.2 in December of 2016, the same as in the previous month and above market expectations of 56.6. It is the highest figure since October of 2015 as new orders increased while business activity and employment eased and price pressures went up."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/articles/01052017150734.htm
21891US Jobless Claims Fall To Near 43-Year Low1/5/2017 1:39:01 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 28 thousand to 235 thousand in the week ended December 31st from the previous week's revised level of 263 thousand. The figure came in way below market expectations of 260 thousand and was close to the 233 thousand touched in mid-November, which was the lowest level since November 1973."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/01052017133901.htm
21888Fed Shows Concerns Over Fiscal Policy Uncertainty1/4/2017 7:29:12 PM"The Federal Reserve might need to raise rates faster than previously anticipated as the ""undershooting” of the unemployment rate might help return inflation to the 2 percent target. Policymakers emphasized their uncertainty about the timing, size, and composition of any future fiscal and other economic policy initiatives, minutes from FOMC meeting held on December 13-14 showed. The Fed last hiked the target for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to between 0.50 percent and 0.75 percent in December."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/01042017192912.htm