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  • Growth Continues to Plod Along, Says Beige Book

    Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve Districts suggest that national economic activity continued to expand in late February and March, though the pace of growth varied across districts.

    National 15 April 2016 13:31
  • June 2015

    February was the first month since June 2014 that multi-housing starts totaled less than 300,000 units, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

    National 22 June 2015 18:50
  • No Real Hint of Interest Rate Increase from FOMC

    Economists, pundits and other Fed-watchers had wondered, before the Federal Open Market Committee released its latest meeting minutes, exactly what would happen to two little words: “considerable time.” That is, would the central bank remove those words from its guidance about interest rates?

    National 18 December 2014 15:12
  • QE3 Almost Gone, But Interest Still on Hold

    The Federal Reserve’s unprecedented stimulus of the economy, sometimes known by the shorthand QE3, seems to be on its last legs.

    National 18 September 2014 13:37
  • Existing Home Sales Up in June

    The National Association of Realtors reported that total existing-home sales rose in June by 2.6 percent month-over-month to an annualized rate of 5.04 million units, compared with 4.91 units million in May.

    National 23 July 2014 13:32
  • Housing Starts Drop in May

    New U.S. housing starts were just over an annualized rate of 1 million units in May—1.001 million units, to be exact—the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday. That’s a 6.5 percent drop compared with the revised April estimate of 1.071 million units, but it’s 9.4 percent above the May 2013 rate.

    National 18 June 2014 13:09
  • Housing Starts Stagnate in February

    Housing starts in February came in at an annualized rate of 907,000 units, according to the Census Bureau.

    National 19 March 2014 13:53