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27032US Consumer Sentiment Falls Less than Expected11/9/2018 3:12:08 PM"The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US fell to 98.3 in November of 2018 from 98.6 in October but slightly higher than market expectations of 98. It is the lowest reading in three months, mainly due to a fall in consumer expectations, preliminary estimates showed. Data was collected until Wednesday night so there was only a one-day overlap after the mid-term election results were known by consumers."United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/united-states/consumer-confidence
27027"Fed Holds Rates as Expected, Signals December Hike"11/8/2018 7:27:30 PM"The Federal Reserve kept the target range for the federal funds rate at 2 percent to 2.25 percent during its November 2018 meeting, saying that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a strong rate while inflation remains near its 2 percent target. The Fed also reaffirmed its plans to continue raising rates gradually, suggesting a rate hike at its next meeting in December is likely."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/united-states/interest-rate
27025US Jobless Claims Drop to 214K in Latest Week11/8/2018 2:29:00 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits dropped by 1 thousand to 214 thousand in the week ending November 3 from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 215 thousand, matching market expectations. Claims for North Carolina continued to be affected by Hurricane Florence while in Florida and Georgia they were impacted by Hurricane Michael."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/united-states/jobless-claims
27007US Services Slow Less than Expected: ISM11/5/2018 3:10:36 PM"The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI index for the United States fell to 60.3 in October of 2018 from 61.6 in September, beating market expectations of 59.3. Production, new orders and employment slowed although general growth in the services sector remained strong. There are continued concerns about capacity, logistics and tariffs although the respondents are positive about current business conditions."United StatesNon Manufacturing PmiUNITEDSTANONMANPMI/united-states/non-manufacturing-pmi
26997US Trade Deficit Highest in 7 Months11/2/2018 1:20:31 PMThe U.S. trade deficit widened to USD 54.0 billion in September 2018 from an upwardly revised USD 53.3 billion in the previous month and compared with market expectations of a USD 53.6 billion gap. It is the highest deficit in 7 months as imports rose to a record high.United StatesBalance Of TradeUSTBTOT/united-states/balance-of-trade
26998US Jobless Rate Holds Steady at 49-Year Low11/2/2018 1:06:34 PM"The US unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent in October 2018, unchanged from the previous month's 49-year low and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed increased by 111 thousand to 6.08 million and employment rose by 600 thousand to 156.56 million."United StatesUnemployment RateUSURTOT/united-states/unemployment-rate
27000US Payrolls Growth Beat Expectations in October11/2/2018 12:49:07 PM"Non farm payrolls in the United States increased by 250 thousand in October of 2018, following a downwardly revised 118 thousand in September and well above market expectations of 190 thousand. Job growth occurred in health care, in manufacturing, in construction, and in transportation and warehousing."United StatesNon Farm PayrollsNFP TCH/united-states/non-farm-payrolls
26995US Factory Growth Lowest in 6 Months: ISM11/1/2018 2:14:15 PM"The Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing PMI in the US fell to 57.7 in October of 2018 from 59.8 in September and below market expectations of 59. The reading pointed to the slowest growth in factory activity in six months after reaching the highest since 2004 in August. New orders, production and employment eased and price pressures continued."United StatesBusiness ConfidenceNAPMPMI/united-states/business-confidence
26994US Manufacturing PMI Revised Down: Markit11/1/2018 1:54:30 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI was revised down to 55.7 in October of 2018 from a preliminary of 55.9, but slightly higher than 55.6 in September. Figures still pointed to the strongest increase in factory activity in five months, mainly boosted by a sharp rise in new business which was the strongest in five months."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/united-states/manufacturing-pmi
26993US Jobless Claims Fall Less than Expected11/1/2018 12:55:35 PM"The number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 2 thousand to 214 thousand in the week ending October 27 from the previous week’s upwardly revised 216 thousand and compared with market expectations of 213 thousand. Claims for North Carolina continued to be affected by Hurricane Florence, while for Florida and Georgia were impacted by Hurricane Michael."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/11012018123714.htm
26962US Personal Spending Matches Forecasts10/29/2018 12:49:34 PM"Personal spending in the United States rose 0.4 percent from a month earlier in September of 2018, following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent rise in August. Figures matched market expectations, mainly boosted by spending in motor vehicles and health care."United StatesPersonal SpendingUNITEDSTAPERSPE/united-states/personal-spending
26960US Consumer Sentiment Revised Lower10/26/2018 2:10:40 PMThe University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the US fell to 98.6 in October of 2018 from a preliminary estimate of 99 and 100.1 in September. The decline was due to less favorable current economic conditions and higher inflationary pressures.United StatesConsumer ConfidenceCONCCONF/articles/10262018140942.htm
26958US GDP Growth Beats Forecasts in Q310/26/2018 1:15:42 PM"The US economy advanced an annualized 3.5 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, beating market expectations of 3.3 percent, the advance estimate showed. It follows a 4.2 percent growth in the previous period which was the highest since the third quarter of 2014. Consumer spending rose faster and inventories rebounded. On the other hand, investment in structures fell the most in near three years, residential continued to contract and net trade made the biggest drag on growth since Q2 1985."United StatesGdp Growth RateGDP CQOQ/united-states/gdp-growth
26953US Jobless Claims Rise Slightly More than Expected10/25/2018 1:22:34 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits increased by 5 thousand to 215 thousand in the week ending October 20 from the previous week's unrevised level of 210 thousand. Figures came slightly above market expectations of 214 thousand. Claims for South and North Carolina continued to be affected by Hurricane Florence while in Florida and Georgia they were impacted by Hurricane Michael.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/10252018123316.htm
26954US Durable Goods Orders Unexpectedly Increase10/25/2018 12:44:09 PM"New orders for US manufactured durable goods unexpectedly rose 0.8 percent month-over-month in September of 2018, following an upwardly revised 4.6 percent rise in August and beating market expectations of a 1 percent drop. Transportation equipment drove the increase as orders for motor vehicles and parts went up 1.3 percent and orders for defense capital jumped 119.1 percent. Orders for non-defense capital goods excluding aircraft, seen as a proxy for business spending plans, edged down 0.1 percent after a 0.2 percent drop in August."United StatesDurable Goods OrdersUNITEDSTADURGOOORD/united-states/durable-goods-orders
26945US New Home Sales Lowest Since 201610/24/2018 2:29:38 PM"Sales of new single-family houses in the United States dropped 5.5 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 553 thousand in September of 2018, following a downwardly revised 3.0 percent decline in August. It is the lowest rate since December 2016, worse than market expectations of 625 thousand. Sales in the Northeast went down to its lowest level since April 2015. Also, sales decreased in the West and in the South."United StatesNew Home SalesUNITEDSTANEWHOMSAL/united-states/new-home-sales
26943US Manufacturing Growth at 5-Month High: Markit10/24/2018 1:53:41 PM"The IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI rose to 55.9 in October of 2018 from 55.6 in September, beating market expectations of 55.5, preliminary estimates showed. The reading pointed to the strongest expansion in factory activity since May, boosted by increases in new business and job creation offsetting a slowdown in output growth."United StatesManufacturing PmiUNITEDSTAMANPMI/articles/10242018135341.htm
26929US Jobless Claims Fall More than Expected10/18/2018 1:13:40 PMThe number of Americans filling for unemployment benefits decreased by 5 thousand to 210 thousand in the week ended October 13th from the previous week's upwardly revised level of 215 thousand. Figures came below market expectations of 212 thousand. Claims for South and North Carolina continue to be affected by the effects of Hurricane Florence while in Florida they were impacted by Hurricane Michael.United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/articles/10182018123321.htm
26924Further and Gradual Rate Hikes Likely to Continue10/17/2018 6:22:42 PM"The Fed considered that further gradual increases in the target range for the federal funds rate would be necessary to achieve a sustained economic expansion, minutes from last FOMC meeting showed. Some Fed officials said policy would need to become modestly restrictive for a time and other judged that it would be necessary to temporarily raise rates above the normalization level to prevent inflation from overshooting the 2 percent target."United StatesInterest RateFDTR/articles/10172018182242.htm
26920US Housing Starts Fall More than Expected10/17/2018 2:03:03 PM"Housing starts in the US dropped 5.3 percent from a month earlier to an annualized rate of 1,201 thousand in September of 2018, following a 7.1 percent gain in August and compared with market expectations of a 4.5 percent fall. Starts in the South declined the most since October 2015 mainly due to Hurricane Florence, which hit North and South Carolina in September."United StatesHousing StartsUNITEDSTAHOUSTA/united-states/housing-starts