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45979US Business Inventories Decline 0.1% MoM in October12/14/2017 3:06:43 PM"Manufacturers’ and trade inventories in the United States edged down 0.1 percent month-over-month in October of 2017, following a flat reading in September and in line with market expectations. It is the first decline in six months as inventories at wholesalers went down 0.5 percent (0.1 percent in September); those at retailers were unchanged (-0.9 percent) and stocks at manufacturers rose at a slower 0.2 percent (0.6 percent). Business sales went up 0.6 percent, below 1.6 percent in September."United StatesBusiness InventoriesUNITEDSTABUSINV/united-states/business-inventories
45977US Private Sector Activity Grows the Least in 9 Months12/14/2017 2:54:40 PM"The IHS Markit US PMI Composite PMI Output Index declined to 53 in December 2017 from 54.5 in the previous month. The reading pointed to the weakest pace of expansion in the private sector since March, as service sector output growth eased to a 15-month low (PMI at 52.4 from 54.5 in November) while manufacturing production expanded at the fastest pace since January (PMI at 55 from 53.9 in November)."United StatesComposite PmiUNITEDSTACOMPMI/united-states/composite-pmi
45976US Service Sector Growth Slows to 15-Month Low12/14/2017 2:49:53 PM"The IHS Markit US Services PMI Business Activity Index fell to 52.4 in December 2017 from November's final reading of 54.5 and way below market expectations of 55, the flash estimate showed. The reading pointed to the weakest pace of expansion in the service sector since September last year, as incoming new business rose the least since April and the rate of job creation slowed to a seven-month low. Also, business optimism eased for the second month running to its weakest since June 2016."United StatesServices PMIUNITEDSTASERPMI/united-states/services-pmi
45975US Factory Activity Growth at 11-Month High12/14/2017 2:47:42 PM"The IHS Manrkit US Manufacturing PMI increased to 55 in December of 2017 from 53.9 in November and beating market expectations. The reading pointed to the fastest expansion in manufacturing since January amid sharper increases in production, new orders and employment."United StatesManufacturing PMIUNITEDSTAMANPMI/united-states/manufacturing-pmi
45973Stocks in United States Hit All-time High12/14/2017 2:30:04 PMDow Jones increased to an all-time high of 24667United StatesStock MarketINDU/united-states/stock-market
45969"US Export Prices Rise 0.5% in November, Above Expectations"12/14/2017 1:53:02 PM"Prices for US exports increased 0.5 percent month-over-month in November of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.1 percent rise in the previous month and above market expectations of a 0.2 percent gain. Cost for non-agricultural exports went up 0.6 percent, recovering from a 0.1 percent decline. In addition, cost of consumer goods was unchanged, following a 0.1 percent fall. Meanwhile, prices for agricultural exports dropped 0.6 percent compared to a 1.9 percent increase, mainly due to lower prices of vegetables and meats. Also, cost of capital goods declined 0.1 percent (from 0.5 percent). Year-on-year, export prices went up 3.1 percent."United StatesExport PricesUNITEDSTAEXPPRI/united-states/export-prices
45967US Retail Sales Rise More than Expected12/14/2017 1:38:25 PM"Retail sales in the United States increased 0.8 percent month-over-month in November of 2017, following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent rise in October and beating market expectations of 0.3 percent. November was the month of the holiday shopping season, with sales rising for most categories except autos and at general merchandise stores."United StatesRetail Sales MoMRSTAMOM/united-states/retail-sales
45966US Import Prices Rise 0.7% in November12/14/2017 1:37:29 PM"US import prices advanced 0.7 percent month-over-month in November 2017, following a downwardly revised 0.1 percent rise in October and matching market expectations. Fuel prices jumped 7.6 percent after a 0.2 percent increase in the previous month, boosted by higher prices of petroleum (7.2 percent) and natural gas (26.3 percent). Meanwhile, cost of non-fuel imports was unchanged following a 0.1 percent rise in October, as lower prices for foods, feeds, and beverages offset higher prices for nonfuel industrial supplies and materials, consumer goods, and automotive vehicles. Year-on-year, import prices advanced 3.1 percent, the sharpest increase since October 2016."United StatesImport PricesUNITEDSTAIMPPRI/united-states/import-prices
45965US Initial Claims Unexpectedly Drop for Fourth Week12/14/2017 1:35:45 PM"The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits decreased by 11 thousand to 225 thousand in the week ended December 9th, from the previous week's unrevised level of 236 thousand and below market expectations of 239 thousand. It is the fourth straight week of declines in initial claims, bringing it to the lowest since the week ended October 14th. Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands and those in Puerto Rico still have not returned to normal."United StatesInitial Jobless ClaimsIJCUSA/united-states/jobless-claims
45894US Stocks Pare Gains to Close Mixed as Fed Tightens12/13/2017 9:10:30 PM"Wall Street closed mixed on Wednesday 13 December 2017 with the Dow booking a new record, as the Federal Reserve raised the target range for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 1.25-1.5% during its December 2017 meeting, saying that the labor market has continue to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. The central bank has forecast three rate hikes in 2018. The Dow Jones advanced 0.3% to 24585, while the Nasdaq edged up 0.2% to 6876. In contrast, the S&P 500 closed down 0.1% to 2663."United StatesStock MarketINDU/united-states/stock-market