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September 2017

20   FOMC Leaves Rates Unchanged but Suggests Gradual Increases Ahead
20   U.S. Existing Home Sales Decline to One-Year Low
20   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline as Interest Rates Rise
20   UK Sales Volumes Hold Ground-What Does That Mean?
19   U.S. Current Account Deficit Deepens Sharply
19   U.S. Gasoline Prices Ease; Crude Oil Strengthens
19   Import Price Increase Is Led by Petroleum; Export Costs Strengthen
19   U.S. Housing Starts Ease While Permits Rise Ahead of Hurricanes' Major Impacts
19   ZEW Survey for September - Kick the Can
18   U.S. Home Builder Index Declines
18   HICP Gains 0.2% in August and Flies Under Target
15   Empire State Business Activity Remains Strong
15   U.S. Industrial Production Reduced by Hurricane Harvey
15   U.S. Business Inventories and Sales Rise the Same in July
15   U.S. Retail Sales Backpedal
15   EMU Trade Trends Cool; EMU Surplus Recedes
14   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Slip
14   U.S. CPI Strengthens; Core Pricing Picks Up
14   European Car Registrations Pick Up in August
13   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rise as Financing Costs Decline
13   U.S. Producer Prices Recover
13   EMU IP Ticks Higher and Holds to Solid Growth Path
12   U.S. Petroleum Prices Increase Slightly
12   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Remains at Record High; Hiring Improves
12   U.S. Small Business Optimism Remains Strong
12   U.K. Inflation Moves Even Higher
11   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Remain Strong
11   Italian IP Makes Strong Ongoing Gains in July As PMI Warns of a Slowing
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Strengthens
08   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Rise While Sales Dip
08   Japan's Surplus Hovers As Trends Steady
07   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Surge With Hurricane Harvey
07   U.S. Productivity Improvement Is Revised Upward
07   German IP Comes Up Flat One Month After Falling
06   U.S. Gasoline Prices Jump; Crude Oil & Natural Gas Costs Ease
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves
06   U.S. Trade Deficit Edges Up
06   German Orders Register a Surprise Setback in July
05   U.S. Factory Orders Backpedal; Shipments Rise
05   EMU Services Sector Continues to Pull Back
05   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Fall Sharply
01   U.S. Construction Spending Erodes in July
01   U.S. ISM Manufacturing Jumps in August
01   U.S. Payroll Rise Disappoints & Jobless Rate Increases
01   Japan's Manufacturing PMI Ticks Higher in August

August 2017

31   U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip
31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Holds Steady
31   U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Rise 1,000; Continuing Claims Hover in Lowest Range since Mid-1970s
31   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Pick Up
31   EMU Unemployment Rate Steadies Employment Growth Rates in U.S., Germany and EMU Converge
30   U.S. GDP Growth Revised Higher, But Profits Ease
30   U.S. ADP Private Payroll Growth Picks Up in Large Sized Firms
30   EMU Indexes Continue to Advance As Italy Joins the Parade
29   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves Markedly
29   U.S. Energy Prices Strengthen
29   German Confidence Leads a Happy Europe
28   Texas Factory Sector Growth Steadies
28   EMU Money Supply Is Flat and Credit Growth Is Off Peak
25   Durable Goods Orders Ride the Wild Monthly Roller Coaster to Nowhere
25   IFO Tips Back from the Heights
24   U.S. Existing Home Sales Ease, as Prices Also Dip
24   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Edge Up 2,000
24   INSEE Industry Indicator Reaches Near Decade High
23   U.S. New Home Sales Decline Unexpectedly
23   EMU PMI Ticks Higher As Manufacturing and Services Diverge
22   FHFA U.S. Home Prices Tick Higher in June
22   U.S. Gasoline Prices Change Little; Crude Oil Costs Ease Further
22   German and Other Expectations Are Capped and Contained
22   EMU Trade Surplus Bounces to Six-Month High
21   Japan's All-Industry Index Bounces Back in June
18   U.S. Home Affordability Falls Sharply to 2008 Low
18   German PPI Inflation Downshifts
17   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall
17   U.S. Industrial Production Increases Modestly; Factory Output Slips
17   Widespread Gain for U.S. Leading Economic Indicators in July
17   Philadelphia Fed Factory Conditions Index Eases
16   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Are Little-Changed
16   U.S. Gasoline Prices Stabilize; Crude Oil Costs Weaken
16   U.S. Housing Starts & Building Permits Decline
16   European GDP...Breaking Good
15   U.S. Business Inventories Continue to Accumulate as Sales Firm
15   Empire State Business Activity Strengthens
15   U.S. Home Builder Index Rebounds
15   Petroleum Prices Push Up U.S. Import Prices in July; Export Prices Propelled by Ag Prices
15   U.S. Retail Sales Strengthen
15   U.K. Inflation in the Quandary Zone
14   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Exhibit Strength
14   EMU IP Continues to Grow Despite Monthly Setback
11   U.S. CPI Remains Subdued
11   German Inflation Ticks and Tocks Ahead
10   U.S. Budget Deficit Continues to Deepen YTD
10   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise
10   U.S. Producer Prices Dip
10   French and Italian IP Go Their Separate Ways in June But Stay on the Growth Path
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories & Sales Rise
09   U.S. Productivity Picks Up While Cost Pressures Ease
09   Canadian Housing Starts Claw Their Way Back to Pre-Recession Levels of 'Normalcy'
08   U.S. Petroleum Prices Are on the Upswing
08   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Returns to Record High; Hiring Stabilizes
08   U.S. Small Business Optimism Strengthens
08   German Trade Surplus Is Back on a Growth Trend
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Continues to Ease
07   German IP Takes a Step Backward
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows Yet Again
04   U.S. Payroll Increase Moderates and Unemployment Rate Slips
04   German Orders Make Second Strong Monthly Gain in a Row
03   U.S. Factory Orders Increase Sharply
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Declines Sharply; Prices Improve
03   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Applications Ease
03   EMU Retail Sales Show Acceleration
02   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Fall
02   U.S. ADP Private Payrolls Increase Slows
02   Euro Area PPI Shows Broad Based Weakness...Sort of
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Improve Slightly
01   U.S. Petroleum Prices Continue Higher
01   ISM Factory Sector Index Backpedals
01   U.S. Construction Spending Activity Deteriorates
01   U.S. Personal Income Stagnates and Spending Slows
01   Manufacturing PMIs Gain Some Traction in July But Also Show Divergences

July 2017

31   Texas Factory Sector Improvement Continues
31   U.S. Pending Home Sales Improve
31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Deteriorates
31   Unemployment Drops Are Widespread and Persistent in EMU
28   U.S. Employment Cost Index Decelerates
28   U.S. GDP Growth Picks Up as Inventories Firm
28   U.K. Consumer Confidence Sinks Again
27   Kansas City Federal Reserve Factory Index Falls
27   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Rise
27   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Jump; Aircraft Orders Soar
27   EMU Money and Credit Growth Rates Remain Listless
26   FOMC Holds Rates Steady; Asset Sales to Begin Soon
26   U.S. New Home Sales Rise as Prices Fall Sharply
26   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Tick Higher
26   INSEE Industrial and Services Climate Readings Flat-Line
25   U.S. Energy Prices Improve
25   U.S. Consumer Confidence Strengthens
25   U.S. FHFA House Price Inflation Remains Firm
25   German IFO Is Stunning, But Is It Right?
24   U.S. Existing Home Sales Ease While Prices Improve
24   European PMIs Soften
21   U.S. Unemployment Rate Decline Varies Greatly by State
21   Is Canada Showing the G7 How to Do It?
20   U.S. Leading Economic Indicator Gain Improves
20   Philadelphia Fed Factory Conditions Index Declines Further
20   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Return to Nine-Week Low
20   Japan's Trade Surplus Stays Small
19   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rebound
19   U.S. Housing Starts & Building Permits Rebound
18   U.S. Gasoline Prices Ease; Crude Oil Costs Improve
18   U.S. Home Builder Index Falls Again
18   U.S. Import Prices Fall As Petroleum Prices Ease; Export Prices Also Decline
18   ZEW Financial Experts Show Few Significant Changes in Their View
17   Empire State Business Activity Moderates
17   EMU Inflation As Expected: Flat in June and for How Long?
14   U.S. Business Inventories Accumulate as Sales Decline
14   U.S. Industrial Production Improves
14   U.S. Retail Sales Decline Broadly
14   U.S. CPI Again Weaker than Expected in June
14   EMU Trade Surplus Expands: Is Trade Back on Track? Is It Fair?
13   U.S. Budget Deficit Deepens So Far This Year
13   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Decline
13   U.S. Producer Prices Rise Minimally
13   Japan's Retail Sales Drop in May But Stay on Trend Rise
12   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Improve
12   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Fall Further
12   EMU IP Moves Higher
11   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Increase; Sales Decline
11   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Weaken; Hires Improve
11   U.S. Energy Prices Improve
11   U.S. Small Business Optimism Weakens
11   Italian IP Perks Up
10   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Rebounds
10   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Improvement Softens
10   Do OECD LEIs Support the Policies Being Considered by Global Central Banks?
07   U.S. Payroll Increase Improves; Jobless Rate Edges Higher
07   German IP Looks Very Strong; Output Growth Ramps Up
06   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Applications Increase
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Unexpectedly Rebounds
06   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows with Higher Exports and Slightly Lower Imports
06   U.S. ADP Private Payroll Gain Disappoints
06   German Orders Make Partial Rebound in May
05   U.S. Factory Orders Decline Again
05   U.S. Gasoline Prices Ease; Crude Oil Improves
05   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Slip Again
05   Services PMIs Generally Weaken in June
03   U.S. Construction Activity Remains Unchanged
03   ISM Factory Sector Index Strengthens
03   Japan's Tankan Survey and Outlook Perk Up

June 2017

30   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Improves Significantly
30   U.S. Personal Income Strengthens But Spending Moderates
29   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise
29   U.S. GDP Growth is Revised Higher; Personal Consumption Strengthened
29   EU Indexes Make Strong Gains in June
28   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline Sharply
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall Again
28   EMU Money and Credit Growth Inspire Little Confidence
27   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves
27   U.S. Energy Prices Continue to Decline
27   Italian Confidence Rebounds in June
26   Texas Factory Sector Improvement Slows
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Drop, But Trend Improvement Remains in Place
26   German IFO Gauge Shows Strong Ongoing Growth
23   U.S. New Home Sales Improve; Prices Surge to Record
22   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Strengthen
22   U.S. FHFA House Price Inflation Picks Up
22   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Rise
22   Kansas City Federal Reserve Factory Index Improves
22   Pull Back in French Total Business Climate
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Increase
21   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Improve
21   Sharp Rise in Japan's Sector Indices is Led by Construction
20   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Decline Further
20   Philadelphia Fed Nonmanufacturing Business Conditions Improve Slightly
20   German PPI Backtracks in May as Oil Falls to 7-month Low in "Real Time"
20   U.S. Current Account Deficit Deepens
19   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Soften
19   Japan's Trade Surplus Levels Off
16   U.S. Labor Market Improvement Slows
16   U.S. Housing Starts Decline to Eight-Month Low
16   Car Registrations Bounce Back in May; But What About Everything Else?
15   Empire State Business Conditions Index Recovers
15   Philadelphia Fed Factory Conditions Index Falls Sharply
15   U.S. Home Builder Index Declines
15   U.S. Import Prices Slow as Petroleum Falls, Other Prices Flat
15   U.S. Industrial Production Holds Steady While Factory Output Declines
15   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Decline
15   EMU Trade Surplus Is Getting Erratically Lower As Trade Flows Slow
14   FOMC Lifts Interest Rates
14   U.S. CPI Slips; Core Increases Minimally
14   Business Sales Unchanged While Inventories Slipped in April
14   U.S. Retail Sales Decline; Nonauto Sales Weaken
14   IP Gains But EMU PMI Points to Even Stronger Gains
13   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Fall
13   U.S. Small Business Optimism Remains Steady & Strong
13   U.S. Producer Prices Hold Steady
13   ZEW Survey for June Show Stronger Germany, EMU, Japan and France
12   U.S. Budget Deficit Deepens in May
12   Japan's PPI Declines in May
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories & Sales Decline
09   German Import Growth Outstrips Export Growth But That's Only on the Surface
08   U.S. Financial Accounts Exhibit Mixed Pattern of Q1 Borrowing as Total Borrowed Slowed
08   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline
08   German IP Springs Back to Life
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Slows Dramatically
07   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Increase
07   German Orders Log Sharp Fall in April; Still Hold Momentum
06   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Strengthen While Hiring Falters
06   U.S. Gasoline Prices Hold Steady; Crude Oil Declines
06   Euro Area Retail Sales Inch Ahead But Still Manage to Look 'Solid Enough'
05   U.S. Factory Orders Slip
05   NABE 2018 Forecast Calls for Moderate Growth & Higher Inflation
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Weakens
05   U.S. Productivity Revised Upward and Cost Pressures Are Lowered
05   Global PMIs Show Some Mixed Trends
02   U.S. Trade Deficit Widens as Exports Ease and Imports Rise
02   U.S. Payroll Increase Disappoints; Jobless Rate Declines
02   EMU PPI Barely Gains in April But Year-on-Year Rate Rises to 4.3% from 3.9%
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Ease
01   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise
01   ISM Factory Sector Index Remains Steady
01   U.S. ADP Private Payrolls Strengthen
01   U.S. Construction Spending Gives Back Some Prior Gains
01   Manufacturing PMIs Show Step Back in Much of Asia

May 2017

31   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline
31   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Rise Further
31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Rises
31   U.S. Pending Home Sales Decline
31   EMU Unemployment Continues to Fall Lowest in Eight Years
30   Texas Factory Sector Expansion Stays on Course
30   U.S. Consumer Confidence Declines Again
30   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Growth Improve
30   EMU Sentiment Drops As Sector and Country Trends Turn Mixed
26   Durable Goods Orders Decline Led by Transportation
26   U.S. GDP Growth Revised Up, But Corporate Profits Decline
25   Kansas City Federal Reserve Factory Index Suggests Moderate Growth
25   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Inch Higher
25   Belgium Struggles to Gain Critical Mass in Recovery
24   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rebound; Rates Decline
24   U.S. Existing Home Sales Decline; Prices Rise
24   U.S. FHFA House Price Inflation Is Steady
24   PPI Trends in Europe's Early Reporters
23   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Improve
23   U.S. New Home Sales & Prices Fall Back
23   Philadelphia Fed Nonmanufacturing Business Conditions Weaken
23   European PMIs Scrape the Sky While Japan Scraps the Optimism
22   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Strengthens
22   Japan Nurtures Small Trade Surplus: What's Next?
19   U.S. Unemployment Varies Greatly Around the Country
18   German PPI Continues to Gain
18   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Improve
18   Philadelphia Fed Factory Conditions Strengthen; Prices Moderate
18   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Touch 1973 Low
17   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline; Rates Steady
17   Rethinking EMU Inflation and Beyond
16   U.S. Gasoline Prices Hold Steady; Crude Oil Declines
16   U.S. Industrial Production Increases; Factory Output Strengthens
16   U.S. Housing Starts Decline Again
16   European Car Sales Plunged in April, Barely Holding Year-on-Year Gain
15   U.S. Home Builder Index Improves; Expectations Jump to 12-Year High
15   Empire State Business Conditions Index Falls
15   Italian Core Inflation Plays Catch-Up With Germany
12   U.S. CPI Increases Modestly; Core Up Minimally
12   Business Sales Unchanged While Inventories Rise in March
12   U.S. Retail Sales Improve
12   Manufacturing PMI vs. EMU IP Growth
11   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Ease
11   U.S. Producer Prices Strengthen
11   U.K. IP Drops for the Third Month Running
10   U.S. Budget Surplus Grows in April
10   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Increase; Rates Steady
10   U.S. Import Prices Strengthen as Oil Rebounds
10   Italian and French IP Both Expand in March But Fall in Q1
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Rise Moderately; Sales Hold Steady
09   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings and Hiring Stabilize
09   U.S. Small Business Optimism Remains Firm
09   German Surplus Erodes As Exports Fade
08   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Slip
08   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Steadily Improve
08   German Orders Rise on the Back of Foreign Order Strength
05   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Picks Up Again
05   U.S. Payroll & Earnings Growth Improve; Unemployment Rate Declines
05   Spain's Industrial Output Stays on a Strong Growth Path
04   U.S. Factory Orders Strengthen
04   U.S. Productivity Declines; Unit Labor Costs Accelerate
04   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall Back; Continuing Claims Hit 29-Year Low
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Is Little Changed as Exports & Imports Ease
04   Retail Sales Continue to Advance in EMU
03   FOMC Delays Interest Rate Action
03   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Are Little-Changed
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index and Prices Recover
03   U.S. ADP Private Payroll Gain Weakens
03   GDP: Early Reporters Show Tepid Results
02   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Improve M/M, Weaken Y/Y
02   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Decline
02   The EMU Unemployment Rate Steadies at Recent Low
01   U.S. Construction Spending Slips
01   ISM Factory Sector Index & Prices Weaken
01   U.S. Personal Income Growth Slows While Spending Is Unchanged
01   Japan's Manufacturing PMI Moves Up

April 2017

28   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Strengthens
28   U.S. Employment Cost Index Has Stronger Gain
28   U.S. GDP Disappoints: PCE Barely Increases
28   EMU Money and Credit Perk Up
27   Kansas City Federal Reserve Factory Index Retreats
27   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Increase
27   U.S. Pending Home Sales Ease
27   Durable Goods Orders Improvement Moderates
27   EMU Sentiment Index Regains Its 2007 Level
26   U.S. Gasoline Prices Are Little-Changed; Crude Oil Falls
26   U.S. State Unemployment Continues to Range Widely
26   Japan's METI Indexes Show Ongoing Gains
25   U.S. Consumer Confidence Backpedals
25   U.S. New Home Sales & Prices Strengthen
25   U.S. FHFA House Price Index Regains Strength
25   French Manufacturing and Service Sectors Weaken But Stay on Trend or Hold Recent Gains
24   Texas Factory Sector Expansion Proceeds
24   IFO Business Climate Improves
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales Strengthen to Ten-Year High
21   Fresh Six-Year PMI Highs for Euro Area
20   Philadelphia Fed Factory Conditions Soften
20   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Suggest Continued Expansion
20   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Applications Increase
20   Japan's 'Trade Trends' Stabilize on an Unstable Foundation
19   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Fall
19   EMU Trade Surplus Rises But Remains Moderate
18   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Continue to Strengthen
18   U.S. Industrial Production Increases, but Factory Output Falls
18   U.S. Housing Starts Ease, While Building Permits Rise
18   Ireland's Trade Trends Struggle to Stabilize
17   U.S. Home Builders Index Eases
17   Empire State Business Conditions Index Weakens; Prices Improve
17   Why Trump Backed Off on Manipulator Tags
14   U.S. CPI Decline Reflects Broad-Based Weakness
14   Business Sales Outpaced by Inventories in February, But Trend Acceleration Intact
14   U.S. Retail Sales Decline in Both February and March
14   Japan's IP Shows Broad-Based Resurgence
13   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Ease
13   U.S. Producer Prices Slip; Core Unchanged
13   HICP Prices Zoom Higher Then Reverse
12   U.S. Budget Deficit Increases in March; Runs Deeper In First-Half FY'17
12   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rebound
12   U.S. Import Prices Ease With Lower Oil Costs
12   Japan's Core Machinery Orders Advance in February
11   U.S. Energy Product Prices Increase Further
11   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rise, but Hiring Dips
11   U.S. Small Business Optimism Diminishes Slightly
11   Strong Manufacturing PMI but Lethargic IP- What Gives?
10   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Weakens
10   BoF Index Holds Most of Its Recent Gains; Still BoF Scales Back Its Growth Outlook
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Accelerates
07   U.S. Wholesale Sales & Inventories Rise Moderately
07   U.S. Payroll Growth Is Disappointing, But Unemployment Rate Declines
07   Germany: Dispelling the Myth of Hard-Data Weakness/Soft-Data Strength?
06   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline Sharply
06   German Orders Bounce Back in February
05   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Ease as Refinancings Weaken
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Declines; Pricing Power Eases
05   U.S. ADP Private Payroll Increase Strengthens
05   PMIs Continue Very Strong Across EMU-What Does It Really Mean?
04   U.S. Energy Product Prices Strengthen
04   U.S. Factory Orders Boosted Again by Durables
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows; Exports Rise, While Imports Decline
04   Euro Area Retail Sales Post February Gain
03   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Weaken Significantly
03   U.S. Construction Spending Increase Follows Two Months of Decline
03   ISM Factory Sector Index & Pricing Power Strengthen
03   Japan's Tankan Report Picks Up as the Global Rebound Slows

March 2017

31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Remains Near Two-Year High
31   U.S. Personal Income & Pricing Power Firm; Spending Growth Eases
31   'Lax' ECB Policy Nonetheless Stuffs Toothpaste Back Into the Tube
30   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Ease
30   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Higher; Corporate Profits Strengthen
30   EU Index Rises but EMU Activity Index Falls in March
29   U.S. Pending Home Sales Jump
29   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Remain Little Changed; Variable Rate Apps Surge
29   La Dolce Vita? Italian Confidence Bumps Higher
28   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves Significantly
28   U.S. Energy Product Prices Remain Under Pressure
28   German Federal Debt Levels Fall
27   Texas Factory Sector Activity Remains Strong
27   NABE 2018 Forecast: Modest Improvement in Economic Growth & Higher Inflation
27   EMU Money and Credit Growth Are Less Than Impressive Than Euro-PMIs
24   Correction to Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims
24   Durable Goods Orders Strengthened by Another Jump in Aircraft
24   EMU PMIs Are Off to the Races...Farewell Mediocrity?
23   Kansas City Federal Reserve Factory Index Strengthens; Expectations Surge
23   U.S. New Home Sales Improve While Prices Decline
23   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise
23   U.K. Retail Looks Less Bulletproof
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Fall to Five-Month Low; Inventory Remains Tight
22   U.S. FHFA House Price Index Momentum Diminishes
22   Japan's Trade Trends Turn Sharply Higher
21   U.S. Petroleum Prices Stabilize; Natural Gas Strengthens
21   U.S. Current Account Deficit Narrows Q/Q, Yet Deepens for the Year
21   Philadelphia Fed Nonmanufacturing Business Conditions Ease
21   An Excessive Price Rise Slaps the U.K. Upside the Head
20   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Weaken Moderately This Month
20   German PPI Runs Wild But May Not Translate Into Substantial CPI Changes
17   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Gain Is Steady & Firm
17   U.S. Industrial Production Is Unchanged; Factory Output Improves Steadily
17   Sharp Drop in EU Trade Surplus as G20 Meets
16   U.S. JOLTS: U.S. Labor Market Activity Remains Firm
16   Philadelphia Fed Factory Index Declines; Prices Surge
16   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Ease
16   U.S. Housing Starts Strengthen; Single-Family Near Ten-Year High
16   EMU Inflation and European Vehicle Sales
15   FOMC Lifts Target Interest Rate
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Strengthens to 2005 High
15   Empire State Business Conditions Survey Eases
15   U.S. CPI Increase Moderates; Energy Prices Decline
15   U.S. Retail Sales Moderate as Non-Auto Spending Tapers
15   Inventories Tell the Story of a Real Upturn in Progress
15   U.K. Claimant Count Drops
14   U.S. Gasoline Prices Ease; Crude Oil Slides
14   U.S. Small Business Optimism Remains High
14   U.S. Producer Prices Continue to Strengthen
14   German ZEW Index Shows Modest Improvement
13   Japan's Sector Survey Crawls Higher
10   U.S. Payrolls and Earnings Rise Moderately
10   French IP and Manufacturing PMI Show Some Weakening
09   U.S. Financial Accounts Show Moderation in Borrowing
09   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Applications Increase
09   U.S. Import & Export Prices Strengthen; Petroleum Prices Ease
09   Bank of France Business Indicator Continues to Move Strongly Higher
08   Wholesale Sales & Inventories Decline
08   U.S. Productivity Increase Slows; Unit Labor Costs Accelerate
08   U.S. ADP Private Payroll Gain Is Strongest Since 2014
08   German IP Holds to Expansion Path
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Slows
07   U.S. Energy Prices Are Fairly Stable W/W
07   U.S. Trade Deficit Increase Is Led by Oil Imports
07   German Orders Crash and Burn in January
06   U.S. Factory Orders Reflect Durables Strength
06   What the EMU PPI Performance Tells Us About Regional Integration
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Strengthens; Pricing Power Eases
03   Car Sales Continue to Gain As EMU Retailing Dithers
02   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall to 1973 Low
02   BUBA on a Hot Tin Roof
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Stabilize in February
01   U.S. Construction Spending Falls in January
01   ISM Factory Sector Index Strengthens; Pricing Power Eases
01   U.S. Take-Home Pay & Personal Spending Decline When Adjusted for Inflation
01   PMIs Show a Rift Between Haves and Have Nots As Mexico Succumbs to Trumponomics

February 2017

28   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Posts Two-Year High; Prices Jump
28   U.S. Consumer Confidence Strengthens to 2001 High
28   U.S. GDP Growth Is Unrevised at 1.9%
28   GDP Growth and Policy Complacency
27   Texas Factory Sector Activity Approaches 2006 High
27   U.S. Pending Home Sales Dip
27   Durable Goods Orders Rise, Reflecting Aircraft Rebound
27   Largest EMU Economies Show Ongoing Gains
24   U.S. New Home Sales Rebound in January, Though Less than Expected
24   Italian Confidence Registers Split-Decision
23   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Applications Increase
23   U.S. FHFA House Price Measure Increases Steadily
23   German GfK Confidence Will Step Back in March
22   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline Again
22   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip; Crude Oil Improves
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Increase in January; Prices Slip
22   Inflation Up, Up and Away or Just 'Away'?
21   Philadelphia Fed Nonmanufacturing Business Index Improves Further
21   European PMI Data Rise and Create a Twist on a Theme
17   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Post Another Strong Increase
17   EMU Current Account Surplus Shrinks in December: Still Way Too Large
16   U.S. Initial Claims For Unemployment Insurance Rise Slightly
16   Philadelphia Fed Factory Business Conditions Index Strengthens
16   U.S. Housing Starts Ease, But Permits Improve
16   European Car Registrations Press Higher
15   U.S. CPI Strengthens With Higher Energy Prices
15   U.S. Industrial Production Slips in January on Warmer Weather and Weaker Autos
15   U.S. Retail Sales Slow with Lower Auto Sales; Other Spending Firms
15   Empire State Business Conditions Survey Strengthens; Prices Surge
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Slips Again
15   U.S. Business Sales Jumped While Inventories Slowed in December
15   EMU Trade Surplus to 8-month High - More Angst for Trump
14   U.S. Producer Prices Strengthen Broadly
14   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves
14   U.S. Gasoline Prices Rise; Crude Oil Slips
14   Zew Expectations Tail as EMU and German GDP Fail to Delight
13   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Price Strength Outpaces Activity
13   Japan's Retail Sales Drop in December
10   U.S. Budget Surplus Eases in January; Deficit Declines This Fiscal Year
10   U.S. Import & Export Prices Continue to Strengthen
10   Italian and French IP Trends Still Point Higher
09   Wholesale Inventory Growth Remains Firm
09   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline
09   Japan's Core Orders Surge As Total Orders Dive
08   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Increase
08   U.S. Gasoline Prices Ease; Crude Oil Improves
08   OECD LEIs Show Continuing Modest Expansion
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Eases M/M and Y/Y
07   U.S. JOLTS: U.S. Labor Market Activity Deteriorates Slightly
07   U.S. Trade Deficit Declines
07   German IP Unexpectedly Rolls Over in December
06   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Recovers
06   U.S. Factory Orders Strength Led by Nondurables
06   German Orders Surge in December
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Inches Down; Prices Strengthen Further
03   U.S. Payroll Increase Accelerates; Wage Gains Slow
03   Global Upswing Chronicled by PMI Gauges - Can It Last?
02   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Increase
02   U.S. Productivity Gain Moderates; Unit Labor Costs Pick Up
02   EMU PPI Turns Sharply Higher
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Ease During January
01   FOMC Holds Rates Steady
01   U.S. Construction Activity Eases
01   ISM Factory Sector Index Moves Higher; Prices Strengthen
01   U.S. ADP Private Payrolls Strengthen
01   Manufacturing PMIs Turn Up But Bifurcation Remains

January 2017

31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Declines, but Prices Firm
31   U.S. Consumer Confidence Backs Off
31   U.S. Employment Cost Index Increases Moderately
31   Seven-Year Low (Unemployment) Meets Four-Year High (Inflation)
30   Texas Factory Sector Activity Nears Seven-Year High
30   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rebound
30   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Strengthen M/M
30   EU Commission Indices Hold Uptrends
27   Durable Goods Orders Ease as Aircraft Orders Collapse
27   U.S. GDP Growth Slows
27   French Confidence Snakes Higher
26   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Strengthen
26   U.S. New Home Sales Decline in December, Reaching Nine-Year High in 2016
26   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Increase
26   German Consumer Confidence Will Continue Higher in February
25   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Vary from 6.7% to 2.8%
25   U.S. FHFA House Price Index Increase Improves
25   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Strengthen
25   German IFO Sector Diffusion Indexes Back off in January
24   Philadelphia Fed Nonmanufacturing Business Index Continues to Strengthen
24   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Fall in December; 2016 Sales Reach 10-Year High
24   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip
24   EMU PMIs Ease on Weaker Services As Manufacturing Continues Stronger
23   Japan's Sector Survey Crawls Higher
20   U.S. Growth Slowdown Was Broad-Based; Recent Improvement Led by Business
20   German PPI Takes Wing...Even Excluding Energy
19   Philadelphia Fed Factory Business Outlook Survey Improves
19   U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Fall Sharply
19   U.S. Housing Starts Reach 2007 High
19   EMU Current Account Surplus Trumps the Past...All of It
18   U.S. Energy Prices Ease
18   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rise
18   U.S. Home Builders Index Eases
18   U.S. Industrial Production Rebounds
18   U.S. CPI Registers Faster Growth in 2016
18   Euro Area Inflation Turns Higher
17   Empire State Survey Remains Positive; Prices Surge
17   ZEW Shows Improvement in German Current Conditions and Expectations
13   U.S. Producer Prices Increase An Expected 0.3%
13   U.S. Business Inventories Jumped While Sales Sputtered in November
13   U.S. Retail Sales Increase Driven by Autos & Gasoline
13   EMU Surpluses and Trump Trade-o-nomics
12   U.S. Budget Deficit Deepens Y/Y
12   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Increase
12   U.S. Import Prices Rebound as Oil Prices Surge
12   EMU IP Gains 1.5% in November
11   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Remain Strong
11   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Increase Sharply
11   Wholesale Inventories Surge
11   OECD Leading Indicators Disappoint and Fail to Illuminate
10   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Costs Remain Little Changed
10   U.S. JOLTS: U.S. Labor Market Activity Improves Slightly
10   U.S. Small Business Optimism Increases Sharply
10   Japan's Confidence: Bounce to Nowhere
09   U.S. Consumer Borrowing Strengthens
09   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Turns Negative
09   U.S. Factory Orders Reverse Course With Decline in Aircraft Bookings
09   EMU: Fast Rising Inflation Meets Falling Unemployment Trend-Collison Course!
06   U.S. Trade Deficit Widens Again
06   U.S. Payroll Increase Eases as Earnings Accelerate
06   German Orders Fall Sharply in November But Acceleration Pattern Is Still in Place
05   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Near 1973 Low
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Stabilizes; Prices Strengthen
05   U.S. ADP Private Payroll Increase Is Disappointing
05   EMU PPI Shows Widespread Gains; Is It Inflation or a Dog Quacking?
04   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Set a Record in 2016
04   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Stabilize
04   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Strengthen
04   Euro Area Manufacturing and Services PMIs Spurt as Inflation Lights Up
03   U.S. Construction Activity Improves
03   ISM Index Jumps to Two-Year High; Prices Strengthen
03   Euro Area PMI Rises While Asia Stumbles, Global Risk Rises and Investment Trends Realign

December 2016

30   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Slows, Still Positive
30   Spain's HICP Spurts into the Land of Policy Dispute
29   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Decline
29   EMU Credit Growth Stirs...Is It Meaningful?
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Slump in November
28   Surprise Confidence Rise in Troubled Italy
27   U.S. Consumer Confidence Soars to 15-year High
27   Japan, the U.S. and EMU CPI Trends in Profile
23   U.S. New Home Sales and Prices Increase
22   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Growth Soften
22   U.S. FHFA House Price Index Increase Eases Slightly
22   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Jump
22   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Hold Steady
22   Durable Goods Orders Recoil in November--But All Aircraft
22   U.S. GDP Growth Revised Higher; Profits Shaved
22   Italian Retail Sales Rebound
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Strengthen
21   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Trend Lower as Rates Rise
21   French Inflation Rises and An ECB Policy Dilemma Lurks
20   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Continue to Improve
20   Philadelphia Fed Nonmanufacturing Business Index Improves Broadly
20   Euro Area Current Account Surplus Shrinks
19   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Vary Widely
19   IFO Heads Higher Again
16   U.S. Housing Starts Backpedal; Multi-family Starts Plummet
15   U.S. CPI Increase Slowed Last Month; Core Pricing Picked Up
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Jumps to 2005 High
15   Philadelphia Fed Factory Business Outlook Survey Strengthens
15   U.S. Unemployment Insurance Claims Ease
15   Empire State Survey Signals a Brighter Business Outlook
15   U.S. Current Account Deficit Narrows Further
15   Euro Area PMI Holds 11-month High
14   FOMC Increases Rates As Economy Strengthens
14   Rise in U.S. Producer Prices Much Larger than Expected In November
14   U.S. Retail Sales Increase Minimally
14   U.S. Industrial Production Declines; Factory Output Eases
14   U.S. Business Inventories Fall While Sales Improve
14   Euro Area IP Falls
13   U.S. Small Business Optimism Nears Two-Year High
13   U.S. Crude Oil Natural Gas Prices Surge
13   U.S. Import Prices Ease as Oil Prices Decline
13   Zew Expectations for Germany Are Unchanged as the U.S. Is Off to the Races
12   U.S. Runs a $136.7 billion Budget Deficit in November
12   Japan Continues to Struggle
09   U.S. Financial Accounts Show More Government Borrowing, but Little Change in Other Sectors
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Decline; Sales Increase
09   French IP Provides a Bridge to a Preview of ECB Policymaking in 2017
08   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Exhibit Broad-Based Strength
08   U.S. Claims for Jobless Insurance Retreat
08   OECD LEIs Tick Ever So Slightly Higher as the OECD Trumpets Gaining Momentum
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Slackens
07   U.S. JOLTS: U.S. Labor Market Activity Holds Steady
07   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Ease as Rates Rise Further
07   German IP Rises - A Mixed to Weak View from the Rest of Europe
06   U.S. Energy Product Prices Strengthen
06   U.S. Productivity Rose 3.1% in Q3
06   U.S. Factory Orders Surge as Aircraft Soars
06   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens as Imports Surge
06   German Orders Leap Ahead
05   NABE Expectation for Moderate 2017 Economic Growth Is Little-Changed
05   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Increases
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Strengthens
05   Euro Area Win/Win: PMIs Improve and Retail Sales Improve
02   U.S. Payroll Increase Improves; Jobless Rate Declines and Earnings Slip
02   Euro Area PPI Accelerates As Oil Is the Catalyst
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Level Off
01   U.S. Construction Activity Strengthens
01   ISM Manufacturing Index Improves
01   Challenger Survey Layoff Announcements Decline
01   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Surge to Five-Month High
01   Global PMIs Are Improving But Mixed

November 2016

30   U.S. Pending Home Sales Inch Higher
30   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Rebounds
30   U.S. Personal Income Gain Strengthens and Outpaces Spending
30   U.S. ADP Private Payroll Increase Strengthens
30   German Retail Sales Rebound Strongly; Still More Volatility Than Trend
29   U.S. Gasoline Prices Stabilize; Crude Oil Increases
29   U.S. Consumer Confidence Reaches 2007 High
29   U.S. GDP Growth Revised Higher; Corporate Profits Gain Moderates
29   Euro Area and EMU Indices Advance in November But Barely Gain Year-Over-Year
28   Texas Factory Sector Activity Strengthens
28   Euro Area Money Supply and Credit Growth Are Not Behind the Excitement
25   Italian Economy Weakens Ahead of Italian Referendum
23   U.S. New Home Sales and Prices Backpedal
23   U.S. FHFA House Price Index Increase Is Steady
23   Durable Goods Orders Surge in October, Mostly Civilian Aircraft
23   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Increase
23   Euro Area PMI Hits Year's High
22   U.S. Energy Prices Mixed in Latest Week
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Reach 2007 High; Prices Decline
22   Philadelphia Fed Nonmanufacturing Business Index Slips Slightly in November, but Details Brighter
22   U.K. Industrial Orders Strengthen in an Unimpressive Way
21   CFNAI Diffusion Index Weakens in October
21   Japan's Trade Trends Edge Toward Improvement
18   Kansas City Federal Reserve Factory Index Weakens; Expectations Ease
18   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Nudge Higher
18   Philadelphia Fed Factory Business Outlook Survey Indicates Growth
18   Euro Current Account Surplus Withers But Remains Large
17   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Underpin Labor Market Strength
17   U.S. CPI Gain Raised Again by Energy Prices; Core Prices Increase Minimally
17   U.S. Housing Starts Reach 2007 High; Permits Improve
16   U.S. Industrial Production Is Unchanged; Factory Output Improves
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Eases
16   U.S. Producer Prices Remain Unchanged in October with Firming Trend in Place
16   U.K. Claimant Count Ticks Higher As Slow Erosion Begins to Kick In
15   U.S. Petroleum & Natural Gas Prices Fall
15   U.S. Business Inventories Inch Higher
15   U.S. Import Price Increase Powered by Oil
15   Empire State Factory Sector Index Turns Positive
15   U.S. Retail Sales Post Another Firm Increase
15   Euro Area GDP Plods Ahead
14   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Strengthen
14   Euro Area IP Falls in September; Year-on-Year Gain Slows
11   German Inflation Picks Up; Is It for Real?
10   U.S. Budget Deficit Equals $44.2 Billion
10   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Retrace Earlier Gains
10   Japan's Machinery Orders Falter As a New World Paradigm Emerges
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories & Sales Rise Modestly
09   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Fall
09   OECD Area LEIs Are Flat
08   U.S. Energy Prices Remain Under Pressure
08   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Improve While Layoffs Decline Sharply
08   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves
08   German IP Steps Back in September and Does Not Enjoy the View
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Eases
07   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Improves
07   Cross Currents for German Orders and Elsewhere
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows in September
04   U.S. Payroll Increase Fades; Earnings Growth Improves
04   Euro Area PPI Falls As Oil Unwinds Again
03   Challenger Survey Layoff Announcements Backpedal
03   U.S. Factory Orders and Shipments Trend Higher
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Strengthens
03   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rebound
03   U.S. Productivity Growth Strengthens
03   Euro Area Unemployment Rate Stays Stuck at 10%, Its All-Time Low
02   FOMC Leaves Fed Funds Rate Unchanged; Inflation Measures Strengthen
02   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline Again as Rates Rise
02   U.S. ADP Private Payroll Gain Eases
02   Selected Japan Indicators Show Stagnation
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Reach New High
01   U.S. Construction Activity Declines Again
01   ISM Manufacturing Index Nudges Higher; Prices Improve
01   U.S. Energy Prices Fall
01   Finalized Manufacturing PMIs Largely Improve in Asia and Elsewhere

October 2016

31   Dallas Fed Factory Sector Index Improves
31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Declines Sharply
31   U.S. Personal Spending Rebounds Along With Income
31   German Retail Sales Drop Is Largest in Two Years
28   U.S. Employment Cost Index Increases at Steady Rate
28   U.S. GDP Growth Firms; Exports & Inventories Strengthen
28   EU Indices Show Solid Gains in October
27   Kansas City Federal Reserve Factory Index Stabilizes; Expectations Strengthen
27   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rebound
27   U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Fall
27   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Ease in September
27   Euro Area Money Supply Crawls Higher
26   U.S. New Home Sales & Prices Recover
26   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Fall
26   German Confidence Expected to Retreat
25   Philadelphia Fed Index of Nonmanufacturing Business Is Steady; Expectations Sag
25   U.S. Gasoline & Natural Gas Prices Ease
25   U.S. Consumer Confidence Deteriorates
25   U.S. FHFA House Price Index Increase Strengthens
25   IFO Advances and Holds the High Ground
24   NABE Survey Indicates Weaker Demand & Lower Profits
24   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Improves
24   Euro Area PMIs Surprise
21   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Range from 2.9% to 6.9%
21   What's Goin' On? The PPP PPPardox
20   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Recover
20   U.S. Existing Home Sales Rebound
20   U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Increase
20   U.S. Economic Growth Restrained By Broad Trends
20   Philadelphia Fed Factory Business Outlook Survey Indicates Growth
20   The German PPI Is Restless...for Good Reason
19   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Improve
19   U.S. Housing Starts Decline, but Building Permits Rise
19   Japan's Sector Indices Creep Ahead at Creepy Slow Speed
18   U.S. Home Builders Index Eases
18   U.S. Crude Oil & Natural Gas Prices Strengthen
18   U.S. CPI Increase Driven by Energy Costs; Core Weakens
18   U.K. Braces for Waves of Inflation; Are There Lessons for Others?
17   U.S. Industrial Production Edges Up as Factory Output Firms
17   Empire State Factory Sector Index Deteriorates; Prices Improve
17   U.S. Budget Deficit Reaches Three-Year High
17   Japan's IP Index Makes Smaller Gain But Still Looks Solid
14   Business Inventories Rise
14   U.S. Producer Prices Increase Broadly
14   U.S. Retail Sales Bounce Back M/M, but Forward Momentum Fades
14   European New Auto Registrations Show Prevarication
13   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Remain at 1973 Low
13   U.S. Import Price Increase Led by Oil; Export Prices Rise
13   Japan's Sector Indices Show Little Activity
12   U.S. JOLTS: The Labor Market Cools Off
12   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Increase
12   Euro Area IP Gains
11   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Remains Negative
11   U.S. Small Business Optimism Dips Again
11   German ZEW Index Moves Higher
10   OECD LEIs Stuck in Very Low Gear: A Eulogy for Growth
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Strengthens
07   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Decline; Sales Jump
07   U.S. Payroll Increase Eases; Unemployment Rate Ticks Higher
07   German IP Rebounds Strongly; Still More Volatile Than Strong
06   Challenger Survey Layoff Announcements Increase
06   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Near 1973 Low
06   German Orders Rise But Path Remains Listless
05   U.S. Factory Orders Rise; Shipments Steady
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Strengthens
05   U.S. Trade Deficit Widens
05   U.S. ADP Private Payroll Gains Ease
05   Euro Area Composite PMI Dragged Down by Services
04   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Increase
04   Euro Area PPI Falls Again As Rising Trend Is Interrupted
03   U.S. Light Vehicle Purchases Increase
03   U.S. Construction Activity Declines
03   ISM Manufacturing Index Suggests Rising Activity; Prices Paid Reading Is Steady
03   Euro Area Manufacturing PMI Shows Some Lift

September 2016

30   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Rebounds
30   U.S. Personal Spending Remains Unchanged; Income Increases Slowly
30   Euro Area Unemployment Rate Is Locked at 10.1%
29   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise
29   U.S. Pending Home Sales Decline
29   U.S. GDP Growth Increase Revised Up; Business Investment Grew
29   Euro Area Indices Put Bad Month Behind Them
28   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Ease
28   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Are Little Changed
28   German Consumer Confidence from GfK Edges Lower But Remains Lofty
27   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves to Expansion High
27   U.S. Natural Gas Prices Increase; Petroleum Prices Steady
27   Euro Area Money and Credit Growth Bump Along
26   Dallas Fed Factory Sector Activity Improves
26   U.S. New Home Sales & Prices Decline
26   Surprise Spurt in Germany's IFO: Should You Believe It?
23   Euro Area Composite PMI Weakens; Trends Diverge
22   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Near 40-Year Low
22   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Decline
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Decline
22   U.S. FHFA House Price Index Momentum Eases
22   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Deteriorates
22   U.K. CBI Survey Turns Upbeat: Temper Your Enthusiasm
21   FOMC Leaves Fed Funds Rate Unchanged; Adjusts Growth Expectation Downward
21   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline
21   Japan's Yen Surplus Snakes Higher As BOJ `Reinforces' Its Easing
20   U.S. Gasoline Prices Firm; Natural Gas Jumps
20   Philadelphia Fed Index of Nonmanufacturing Business Activity Eases; Expectations Improve
20   U.S. Housing Starts and Building Permits Decline
20   German PPI Shows Less Downward Pressure...And So?
19   U.S. Financial Accounts Mixed as Households Borrowing More and Businesses Less
19   U.S. Home Builders Index Stands at 2005 High
19   Italian Trade and Current Account Surpluses Slip
16   U.S. Current Account Deficit Narrows
16   U.S. CPI Firms; Core Price Increase Also Picks Up
16   Empire State Factory Sector Index Remains Negative
16   Euro Labor Costs Are Subdued
15   U.S. PPI Pressures Stay at Bay
15   Business Inventories Unchanged in July as Sales Tick Down
15   Philadelphia Fed Factory Business Outlook Survey Improves
15   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Are Little-Changed
15   U.S. Industrial Production Declines
15   U.S. Retail Sales Decline Is Led by Autos
15   Euro Area Auto Registrations Flatten
14   U.S. Import Prices Slip with Lower Fuel Costs; Export Prices Decline
14   Euro Area IP Falls Sharply in Step with Bond Prices...How Curious
14   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Jump as Interest Rates Remain Low
13   U.S. Budget Deficit Deepens
13   U.S. Gasoline Prices Ease; Natural Gas Remains Firm
13   U.S. Small Business Optimism Eases
13   ZEW Index Neither Zigs nor Zags
12   NABE Maintains Expectation for Moderate 2017 Economic Growth; 2016 Estimate Reduced
12   Mixed Signals from Japan's Corporate Sector
09   U.S. Wholesale Sales Slip While Inventories Are Unchanged in July
09   German Export Drop Sets Markets' Teeth on Edge
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Picked Up in July
08   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Edge Lower
08   OECD LEIs Are Flat: Subtle Slowing Mostly Indicated
07   U.S. JOLTS: Labor Market Remains Robust in July
07   German IP Drops and Sets a Negative Trend
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Slows
06   German Orders Tick Higher
02   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows, Due Mainly to Surge in Soybean Exports
02   U.S. Factory Orders Improve; Shipments Decline
02   U.S. Payroll Increase Weakens Significantly
02   Euro Area PPI Ticks Higher Month-to-Month
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Ease
01   Challenger Survey Reports a Decline in Layoff Announcements
01   U.S. Construction Activity Is Stable
01   ISM Manufacturing Index Declines; Prices Paid Index Weakens
01   U.S. Productivity Decline Is Little Changed; Unit Labor Costs Strengthen
01   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Notch Higher
01   Globally Mfg PMIs Remain Weak

August 2016

31   U.S. Pending Home Sales Improve
31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Declines Again
31   U.S. ADP Private Payrolls Stay on Moderate Growth Path
31   Euro Area Unemployment Rate Is Flat
30   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves Broadly
30   U.S. Energy Prices Move Higher
30   Euro Area and EU Indices Fall
29   Texas Factory Sector Activity Deteriorates; Production Increases
29   U.S. Personal Spending and Income Improve
29   Italian Business and Consumer Confidence Both Erode
26   U.S. GDP Growth Lessened While Corporate Profits Increase
26   Euro Area Money and Credit Policy: A Total Bust
25   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Applications Decline
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Increase Is Broad-Based
25   German IFO Survey Fades
24   U.S. FHFA House Price Index Loses Momentum
24   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Weaken Unexpectedly
24   Finland's PPI Continues to Descend
23   U.S. Petroleum Prices Increase
23   U.S. New Home Sales Surge While Prices Ease
23   Philadelphia Fed Index of Nonmanufacturing Business Activity Steadies Below Earlier Highs
23   Euro Area Flash PMIs Make Gains But Fail to Impress
22   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Firms
22   Belgian National Bank Consumer Index Is Flat in August
19   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Improve
19   German PPI Posts Third Consecutive Monthly Rise
18   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rise
18   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Survey Recovers
18   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Decline
18   U.K. Retail No Post Brexit Breakdown...Yet
17   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Fall
17   'The World' According to ZEW Experts
16   U.S. Petroleum Prices Firm
16   U.S. Industrial Production Increase Is Broad-Based
16   U.S. Housing Starts Improve Further
16   U.S. CPI Remains Unchanged; Core Price Increase Slows
16   ZEW Reading Improves But Disappoints
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Recovers
15   Empire State Factory Sector Activity Index Declines
12   Business Inventories Increase Slightly; Sales Jump
12   U.S. Producer Prices Unexpectedly Decline
12   U.S. Retail Sales Remain Unchanged; Non-Auto Sales Decline
12   Euro Area, U.K. and U.S. GDP Trends Muddle Through
11   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Remain Little Changed
11   U.S. Import Price Rise Driven by Nonpetroleum Products; Oil Costs Decline
11   Italian Inflation Shows Little Pickup, But the Thrill Is Gone
10   U.S. Budget Deficit Continues to Deepen
10   U.S. Home Affordability Declines to 2008 Low
10   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings and Hires Rates Edge Higher
10   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rebound
10   Japan's Data Are Mixed in June
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Increase; Sales Strengthen
09   U.S. Petroleum Prices Decline While Natural Gas Prices Increase
09   U.S. Small Business Optimism Strengthens
09   U.S. Productivity Declines for Third Straight Quarter
09   German Trade Flows Languish
08   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Turns Positive
08   German IP Rebounds But Drops in Quarter
05   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Softens to Four Year Low
05   U.S. Trade Deficit Widens with Rise in Petroleum Imports
05   U.S. Payroll Growth Is Surprisingly Strong
05   Italy Shows Second Monthly IP Drop in a Row
04   U.S. Factory Orders Decline Further in June, but Shipments Rise
04   Challenger Survey Reports Another Increase in Job Cuts
04   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Inch Higher
04   PMIs Stage Small Recovery As BOE Cuts Rates and ECB Spats Over Risk
03   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline Again
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Dips
03   U.S. ADP Private Payrolls Continue Steady Improvement
03   Euro Area Retail Sales Rise
02   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Rebound
02   U.S. Petroleum Prices Move Lower
02   U.S. Personal Spending Continues to Outpace Income
02   Euro Area: The Worm Turns on PPI Inflation With a Big `But'...Oil
01   ISM Manufacturing Index Slips; Prices Paid Index Declines
01   U.S. Construction Activity Eases
01   Key Global MFG PMIs Mostly Weaken

July 2016

29   U.S. GDP Growth Disappoints as Inventories Are Reduced
29   U.S. Employment Cost Index Shows Steady Gain
29   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Eases
29   Euro Area Unemployment Rates Steady. Down-trend Remains in Place
28   Kansas City Federal Reserve Factory Sector Index Declines; Expectations Improve
28   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise
28   Euro Area Sentiment Wanes as EMU Firms
27   FOMC Leaves Rate Unchanged
27   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline
27   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline Is Led by Aircraft
27   U.S. Pending Home Sales Improve Slightly
27   Euro Area Money and Credit Growth Are Still Broadly Stalled
26   U.S. New Home Sales and Prices Strengthen
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence Remains Steady
26   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Weaken Further
26   Japan's PPI Stays Low
25   Texas Factory Sector Activity Reverses Earlier Deterioration; Outlook Brightens
25   UK CBI Survey for Q3 Deteriorates
22   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Vary from 2.7% to 6.7%
21   Chicago Fed National Activity Improves
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Strengthen
21   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rebound
21   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Survey Provides Mixed Readings
21   U.S. FHFA House Price Index Rose Modestly in May
21   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Dip
20   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Ease
19   U.S. Gasoline Prices are Little Changed; Crude Oil Costs Decline
19   U.S. Housing Starts Rebound to Three-Month High
18   U.S. Home Builders Index Dips
15   Empire State Factory Sector Activity Index Deteriorates
15   U.S. Industrial Production Rebounds
15   U.S. CPI Increase Restrained by Lower Goods Prices Last Month
15   Business Inventories Rise Further in May; Sales Slow
15   U.S. Retail Spending Posts Firm Increase
14   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Remain Unchanged Near Record Low
14   U.S. Producer Prices Strengthen Unexpectedly
14   Euro Area Progress and Peril
13   U.S. Budget Deficit Deepens Substantially
13   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rise With Refinancings
13   U.S. Import Price Increase Driven by Oil Costs; Nonoil Prices Ease
13   Euro Area IP Drops Like a Rock in May
12   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Tick Higher; Sales Firm
12   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Backpedals, But Hires Rate Is Steady
12   U.S. Energy Prices Fall
12   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves
12   German Inflation Edges Up As Euro Area Picture Gets Murky
11   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Remains Negative
11   Bank of France Business Indicator Is Flat
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Remains Firm
08   U.S. Payroll Gain Bounces Back
08   German Export and Import Flows Decay
07   Challenger Survey Reports Slight Rise in Job Cuts
07   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Approach April Low
07   U.S. ADP Private Payrolls Increase Moderately
07   Surprise Drop in German IP
06   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Strengthen
06   U.S. Petroleum Prices Ease as Natural Gas Costs Increase Again
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Unexpectedly Jumps to Seven-Month High
06   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens as Exports Ease and Imports Jump
06   German Orders Run Flat
05   U.S. Factory Orders Backpedal in May
05   Euro Area Retail Sales Are Soft and So Is the Outlook
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Ease
01   U.S. Construction Activity Declines Again
01   ISM Manufacturing Index Strengthens to 16-Month High
01   Euro Area Improvement Is Loud and Clear...But Will It Endure Brexit?

June 2016

30   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Recovers Sharply
30   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise
30   German Retail Sales Rebound
29   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline
29   U.S. Pending Home Sales Retrace Earlier Gain
29   U.S. Personal Spending Growth Cools but Outpaces Income
29   EU Commission Indices Show Mixed Trends
28   U.S. Petroleum Prices Decline; Natural Gas Jumps Higher
28   U.S. Consumer Confidence Buoyed by the Young
28   U.S. GDP Growth and Corporate Profits Revised Higher
28   Italian Consumer Confidence Makes Clear U-Turn
27   Dallas Fed Factory Sector Activity Index Remains Depressed
27   Euro Area: Pre-Brexit Snap Shot of Financial Conditions
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline Paced by Military Aircraft
24   German IFO Echoes ZEW Optimism But What About Post-Brexit?
23   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Deteriorates
23   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Tumble
23   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Fall
23   U.S. New Home Sales and Prices Decline
23   Euro Area Flash PMI Steps Back on Weak Services
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Level Since 2007
22   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Increase Eases
22   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rebound as Refinancings Surge
22   Canadian Nominal Retail Sales Snap Back As Real Sales Lag
21   U.S. Petroleum Prices Ease; Natural Gas Costs Jump
21   Philadelphia Fed Index of Nonmanufacturing Business Activity Moves Sideways; Prices Surge
21   Sharp Rebound in German ZEW Expectations
20   CRB Commodity Price Index Strengthens
20   Japan's Trade Trends Wither
17   U.S. Housing Starts Ease
17   Canadian Inflation: Alone in the Sweet-Spot
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Increases to Five-Month High
16   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Increase
16   U.S. Current Account Deficit Widened in First Quarter
16   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Indicates Modest Growth
16   U.S. CPI Moderates Despite Higher Energy Prices
16   Euro Area Growth and Inflation Send Mixed Signals
15   FOMC Leaves Rate Unchanged; Lowers Economic Growth Expectations
15   Empire State Factory Sector Activity Index Rebounds
15   U.S. Industrial Production Declines Unexpectedly
15   U.S. Producer Price Strength Led by Energy
15   Euro Area Trade Surplus Jumps Sharply
14   U.S. Energy Prices Continue to Rise
14   U.S. Import Prices Continue to Rise With Oil; Nonoil Prices Are Strengthening
14   Business Inventories Weaker in April, But Sales Jump
14   U.S. Small Business Optimism Is Little Changed
14   U.S. Retail Spending Moderates
14   Euro Area IP Rebounds with Europe in Turmoil
13   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Move Higher
13   Japan's Retail Sales Flounder
10   U.S. Budget Deficit Deepens This Fiscal Year
10   U.S. Home Affordability Is Eroded by Higher Prices
10   Euro Area IP Shows Very Solid Gains in April
09   U.S. Financial Accounts Show Moderation in Credit Use; Slim Rise in Household Net Worth
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Post Firm Increase
09   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall
09   German Trade Surplus Moves Higher: Fiddle Dee Dee Europe
08   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Reaches Record High, But Hires Ease Again
08   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rebound
08   OECD LEIs Still Struggle
07   U.S. Productivity Decline is Lessened and Cost Pressures Build
07   U.S. Energy Prices Strengthen
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Gain Moderates
07   German IP Finally Expands
06   NABE Expects Moderate 2017 Economic Growth, but Lowers 2016 Estimate Again
06   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Deteriorates
06   German Factory Orders Fall in June as the Brexit Vote in the U.K. Shifts to Favor "Out"
03   U.S. Payroll Growth Disappoints
03   U.S. Factory Orders Solid in April
03   April US Trade Deficit Widens with Increases in Both Exports and Imports
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Declines Unexpectedly; Prices Firm
03   Global Services Show Softness
02   Challenger Survey Indicates Job Market Strengthening
02   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Ease
02   U.S. ADP Report Shows Moderating Job Growth
02   Euro Area PPI Is Falling Again But Not Decelerating As ECB Is Willing But Still Waiting
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Are Little Changed; Imports Share Jumps
01   U.S. Construction Activity Reverses Earlier Gain
01   Manufacturing ISM Index Reports Negligible Growth
01   U.S. Gasoline Prices Rise With the Beginning of Summer
01   Global Manufacturing PMIs Reveal Pronounced Weakness

May 2016

31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Declines Unexpectedly
31   U.S. Consumer Confidence Continues Lower
31   U.S. Personal Spending Strengthens; Income Remains Firm
31   Euro Area Money and Credit Growth Slow
27   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Slightly Higher; Corporate Profits Firm
27   French Consumer Confidence Last Higher Eight and One Half Years Ago
26   U.S. Pending Home Sales Surge to 10-Year High
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders' Strength Led by Civilian Aircraft; Capital Spending Weakens
26   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall Again
26   Italian Retail Sales Fall in March Amid Other Signs of Weakness
25   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Increase
25   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Increase Firms
25   Germany Snaps Back- Bazinga Europe: You Don't!
24   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Strengthen
24   U.S. New Home Sales Jump to January 2008 High; Prices Strengthen
24   Philadelphia Fed Survey of Nonmanufacturing Business Activity Index Is Roughly Steady
24   Germany: ZEW Expectations Step Back
23   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Vary Greatly
23   Euro Area PMI Weakens As the Fed Rattles Its Policy Saber
20   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Near Recovery High
20   German PPI Drops with Upward Pressure Mounting and a Mixed Future
19   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Remains Negative
19   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Firm
19   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Indicates Economic Improvement
19   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Decline
19   U.K. Retail Sales Snap Back
18   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Slip
18   U.S. Gasoline Prices Recover Earlier Loss
18   Here We Go Again...EMU Inflation Trends Head Lower
17   U.S. Industrial Production Posts Strong Rebound
17   U.S. Housing Starts Rebound
17   U.S. CPI Strengthened by Energy Prices; Core Prices Pick Up
17   Euro Area Trade Flows Implode! Egad!
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Is Stable
16   Empire State Factory Sector Activity Index Reverses Earlier Improvement
16   Japan's Retail Sales on Slippery Slope
13   U.S. Producer Prices Increase Broadly
13   Business Inventories Have First Gain in 6 Months
13   U.S. Retail Spending Strengthens
13   Euro Area GDP Growth Takes Slight Downward Revision
12   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Surge
12   U.S. Import Prices Continue to Increase; Nonoil Prices Rise
12   Euro Area IP Falls for the Second Month in a Row
11   U.S. Budget Surplus Shrinks
11   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Are Little Changed; Financing Rates Ease
11   U.K. IP Is Wobbly
10   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Remain Little Changed
10   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Strengthens, But Hires Ease
10   U.S. Petroleum Prices Top Out
10   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves Slightly
10   German Exports Rebound and German Trade Strains EMU
09   U.S. Home Affordability Deteriorates as Home Prices Rise
09   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Improves
09   German Orders Recover But Go Both North and South by Origin
06   U.S. Consumer Credit Increase Is Strongest Since 2001
06   U.S. Payroll Increase Disappoints as Jobless Rate Steadies and Earnings Firm
06   Japan's PMI Indices Show Widespread Contraction in April
05   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline Again; Rates Remain Low
05   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Increase
05   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Unexpectedly Touch Five-Week High
05   U.K. Economy Shows Weakness All Around
04   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Strengthens; Prices Jump
04   U.S. Productivity Declines for a Second Quarter
04   U.S. Factory Orders Stronger than Expected in March
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows as Exports & Imports Both Fall
04   U.S. ADP Reports Slower Payroll Growth
04   Euro Area Retail Sales Fall/Slow, Raising Questions
03   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Recover as Truck Purchases Surge
03   U.S. Gasoline Prices Rise to Six-Month High
03   PPI Drops Abate in March But Continue to Decelerate from 6-Mo to 3-Mo
02   U.S. Construction Activity Improves
02   Manufacturing ISM Index Eases, but Pricing Firms
02   European Manufacturing PMIs Make Small Gains in April

April 2016

29   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Disappoints & Trends Sideways
29   U.S. Employment Cost Index Remains Firm
29   U.S. Personal Income Growth Outpaces Spending
29   Euro Area Unemployment Drops to 4.5-Year Low
28   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise
28   U.S. GDP Grows 0.5% in Q1'16
28   EU and Euro Area Show Some Improvement in April
27   FOMC Leaves Rate Unchanged
27   U.S. Pending Home Sales Continue to Strengthen
27   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Ease; Rates Remain Low
27   Italian Consumer Confidence Edges Back
26   Philadelphia Fed Survey of Nonmanufacturing Business Activity Index Is Little Changed
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence Disappoints
26   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Improve Further
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Improve; Bookings for Capital Goods Ease
26   PPI Inflation Meets Euro Area and Friends
25   U.S. New Home Sales & Prices Decline
25   Germany's Ifo Gauge Slips Amid Crosscurrents
22   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Deteriorates
22   Euro Area Still Struggling...with Its Growth and Its Culture
21   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Suggests Weak Economic Growth
21   U.S. Index of Leading Indicators Increases
21   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Posts Steady Rise
21   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Unexpectedly Decline Sharply
21   U.K. Retail Sales Fall Sharply and Raise Concerns; As Elsewhere Life Goes On
20   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Firm
20   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Continue to Rise
20   Biggest Year-on-Year German PPI Drop Since Jan 2010 Raises Questions
19   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Increase
19   U.S. Housing Starts Decline Sharply
19   ZEW Expectations Make Gain
18   U.S. Home Builders Index Remains Unchanged
18   Portuguese PPI Prices Show Some Sharp Weakness
15   U.S. Industrial Production Declines Are Broad-Based
15   Empire State Factory Sector Activity Index Improves Further
15   Euro Area Trade Shows a Demand Uptick!
14   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Near 1973 Low
14   U.S. CPI Lifted by Energy Prices; Core Prices Slow
14   Euro Area Inflation Hovers and Skims Zero
13   U.S. Producer Prices Ease; Energy Prices Increase
13   U.S. Business Inventories & Sales Ease
13   U.S. Retail Sales Decline Unexpectedly
13   Euro Area IP Falls After January Spurt... and Remains on Growth Path
12   U.S. Budget Deficit Doubles
12   U.S. Gasoline Prices Are Stable; Crude Oil Declines
12   U.S. Import Prices Rise With Higher Oil Costs; Nonoil Prices Continue Falling
12   U.S. Small Business Optimism Deteriorates Further
12   Progress on Reducing Price Level Divergence within EMU
11   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Remain Firm
11   Let Sleeping Dogs LEI or Wake Them and Let Them Bark?
08   U.S. Wholesale Inventories and Sales Decline
08   U.S. Home Affordability Improves as Mortgage Payments Decline
08   U.K. IP Shows Some Very Weak Trends
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Strengthens
07   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Decline
07   Lost in Space With Deteriorating Trade Trends
06   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Firm as Interest Rates Decline
06   German IP Takes February Setback Without a Dent to Momentum
05   U.S. Gasoline Prices Steady; Crude Oil Declines
05   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Eases, But Hires Rate Jumps
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index and Prices Improve
05   U.S. Trade Deficit Widens to Six-Month High
05   German Orders Drop Unexpectedly Exposing It As a Free Rider
04   U.S. Factory Sector Activity Deteriorates
04   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Shows Scant Improvement
04   EMU PPI Is Very Broadly Weaker
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Decline Sharply
01   U.S. Construction Activity Eases
01   Manufacturing ISM Index Jumps on Production and Orders
01   U.S. Payrolls Show Further Improvement; Unemployment Rate Nudges Higher
01   Japan's Tankan: Firms Cut Back Outlook and Current Assessment

March 2016

31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Strengthens in March
31   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Decline While Hiring Jumps
31   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise Again
31   German Retail Sales Slip But Real Sales Retain Momentum
30   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Continue to Decline
30   U.S. ADP Reports Hiring Growth Remains Steady
30   EU Sentiment and Large Country Sentiment Erode
29   Texas Factory Sector Deterioration Eases
29   U.S. Consumer Confidence Is Stronger Than Expected
29   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Continue to Rise
29   Japan's Retail Sales on Slippery Slope
28   NABE Expects Moderate 2017 Economic Growth, but Lowers 2016 Estimate
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rebound
28   U.S. Personal Spending Is Restrained As Saving Increases
28   French Consumer Confidence Hits 7-Month Low
25   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Higher; Corporate Profits Fall
24   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Increase
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline; Capital Goods Backpedal
24   German Confidence Ticks Off Its Highs Ever So Slightly
23   U.S. New Home Sales & Prices Improve
23   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Tumble
23   Spanish Price Trends
22   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Increase Again
22   Philadelphia Fed Survey Shows Deterioration in Nonmanufacturing Business
22   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Increases Steadily
22   EMU Private Sector Picks Up in March But Fails to Restore Full Confidence
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Decline
21   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Indicates Growth Slowdown
21   What Does the Stubborn Euro Area Current Account Surplus Really Mean?
18   U.S. Current Account Deficit Deepens in 2015
18   Drink the German Kool-Aid; Take the German Medicine; German PPI Continues Its Wayward Path Along with the CPI
17   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Increases Again
17   U.S. Index of Leading Indicators Edges Higher
17   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise Modestly
17   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Improves
17   EMU Trade Balance Withers As Do Exports and Imports
16   FOMC Leaves Rate Unchanged; Notes Global Economic Risks & Low Inflation
16   U.S. Industrial Production Weakened by Lower Oil Prices and Warm Weather; Factory Output Improves Modestly
16   U.S. CPI Declines With Energy Prices; Core Remains Firm
16   Housing Starts Rebound in February, But Permits Fall
16   European Car Registrations Continue on the Road to Recovery
15   U.S. Business Inventories Tick Higher as Sales Decline
15   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Continue to Rise
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Remains Unchanged
15   Empire State Factory Sector Activity Index Shows Positive Growth
15   U.S. Producer Prices Fall in February, Driven by Food and Energy
15   U.S. Retail Sales Are Mixed, As Expected
15   French Inflation Crosses Over to an Expanding Dark Side: Deflation
14   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Continue to Rise
14   European IP Jumps; But Can It Hold the New Pace?
11   U.S. Import and Export Prices Continue to Fall
11   Germany's Inflation Stays Low; Trends Work Lower
10   U.S. Financial Accounts Show More Borrowing But Also Modest Gain in Net Wealth
10   U.S. Government's Deficit-Spending Is Fairly Steady
10   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Trend Lower
10   German Exports Fade Again
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Rise While Sales Decline
09   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications & Interest Rates Are Little Changed W/W
09   Bank of France Monthly Survey Slips; BoF Cuts GDP Outlook
08   U.S. Small Business Optimism Continues to Wane
08   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Increase
08   Japan's Economy Watchers Index Shows Erosion
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Increases
07   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Falls to New Low
07   German Orders Erode in January on Domestic Weakness
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Somewhat Wider in January
04   U.S. Payrolls Increase Above Expectations; Jobless Rate Is Unchanged; Earnings Dip
04   European GDP Reports Begin to Finalize: The End of Good News?
03   U.S. Factory Sector Orders Increase As Transportation Orders Rebound
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Is Steady At Two-Year Low
03   U.S. Productivity Decline Is Lessened
03   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Inch Higher
03   Globally Services Sector Implodes -Be Afraid
02   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Remain Strong
02   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Dip; Rates Remain Lower
02   U.S. ADP Reports Hiring Growth Improves
02   PPI Deflation and Other Growing Risks in Europe
01   U.S. Construction Activity Increases Sharply
01   U.S. ISM Factory Index and Prices Improve
01   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Move Higher
01   PMIs Drop in Step with Unemployment Rates

February 2016

29   Texas Factory Sector Activity Continues to Erode
29   Chicago Business Barometer Reverses Earlier Improvement
29   U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall Sharply
29   European Inflation Makes a False Start Higher As Deflation Returns; G20 Meets Amid False Hopes and Delivers
26   U.S. Personal Spending, Income and Prices Accelerate
26   U.S. GDP Growth Revised Higher; Inventories Raised and Demand Weakened
26   Europe Shows Widespread Weakness
25   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Increase Slightly
25   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Increases Steadily
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rebound; Capital Goods Surge
25   German Confidence Unexpectedly Ticks Higher
24   U.S. New Home Sales & Prices Decline
24   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Ease W/W; Upward Trend Remains Strong
24   French Household Confidence Backs Off After a Run of Gains
23   U.S. Consumer Confidence Declines Sharply; Expectations Deteriorate
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales Increase Slightly; Prices Decline
23   U.S. Petroleum Prices Stabilize
23   German Ifo Expectations Turn Sharply Lower
22   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Suggests Improved Economic Growth
22   Is EMU Weakness a True Drop or Part of Sideways Volatility?
19   U.S. CPI Remains Unchanged; Core Prices Firm
19   German PPI Inflation Continues to Sink
18   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Is Negative
18   U.S. Index of Leading Indicators Falls for a Second Month
18   U.S. Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall to Late-November Low
18   Prices Sag in Euro Area As OECD Turns Up Heat for Action
17   U.S. Energy Prices Continue Downward
17   U.S. Industrial Production Rebounds
17   U.S. Producer Prices Rise Unexpectedly in January
17   U.S. Housing Starts Fall Again
17   Japan's Machinery Orders Make Rogue Rise in December
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Deteriorates
16   Empire State Factory Sector Activity Remains Depressed
16   ZEW Weakens Further As Both Current Assessment and Outlook Dim
12   U.S. Business Inventories Edge Up While Sales Slip in December
12   U.S. Import and Export Prices Decline Steadily
12   U.S. Retail Sales Increase Broadly; Less Is Spent on Gasoline
12   European GDP Is Mostly Steady But Weakened by Industrial Output
11   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Improve
11   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Decline to Seven-Week Low
11   Dutch Retail Sales Continue Their Rebound But Trends Soften
10   U.S. Budget Surplus Develops
10   U.S. Home Affordability Is Reduced by Higher Prices
10   U.S. Wholesale Inventories and Sales Ease
10   French and Italian IP Both Drop
09   U.S. Energy Prices Move Lower
09   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Increases to Record High
09   U.S. Small Business Optimism Deteriorates to Two-Year Low
09   German Trade Surplus Shrinks in December But Stays Larger Year-Over-Year
08   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Growth Deteriorates Sharply
08   OECD LEI Slips But Is Called 'Stable' in December
05   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Ramps Up in December; Remains Steady in 2015
05   U.S. Trade Deficit Widens Slightly in December
05   U.S. Payrolls Increase Moderately; Unemployment Rate Declines; Earnings Strengthen
05   German Orders Show Building Strength Despite December and Year-Over-Year Weakness
04   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Rebound and Hiring Declines
04   U.S. Factory Sector Orders Decline Led by Transportation
04   U.S. Productivity Decline Lifts Unit Labor Costs
04   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Move Higher
04   Japan's Vehicle Registrations Signal Trouble Ahead
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Declines Sharply, Nearing 2014 Low
03   U.S. ADP Reports Moderate Increase in Hiring
03   EMU Services Sector in January Slows
02   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Edge Higher
02   U.S. Gasoline Prices Weaken to 2009 Low
02   European Unemployment Rates Continue to Fall and Remain High
01   U.S. Construction Activity Remains Fairly Steady In December; 2015 Strengthened
01   U.S. ISM Factory Index Contracts Again
01   U.S. Personal Spending Holds Steady Despite Income Increase
01   Global Manufacturing PMIs Continue Weak

January 2016

29   Chicago Business Barometer Posts Sharp Rebound
29   U.S. Employment Cost Index Remains Firm
29   U.S. GDP Growth Moderates; Slowdown Is Broad-Based
29   French GDP in Q4 Gains at 1% Pace
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Are Little Changed
28   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline
28   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline Broadly
28   EU and EMU Indices Hit 5-Month Low As Momentum Erodes
27   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Increase As Rates Remain Low
27   FOMC Holds Interest Rates Steady; World Events Will Be Closely Monitored
27   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Continue Downward
27   U.S. New Home Sales Jump; Prices Ease
27   German and European Confidences Hold the Line or Advance in Uncertain Times
26   Philadelphia Fed Survey Shows Nonmanufacturing Business Conditions Deteriorating Further
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence Strengthens
26   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Remains Firm
26   U.S. Energy Price Decline Continues
26   U.K. CBI Industrial Survey Weakens As Expectations Show Life
25   Texas Factory Sector Activity Deteriorates Sharply
25   Germany's Ifo Turns Sour; Is It Part of the Global Malaise?
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Recover; 2015 Strongest Since 2006
22   U.S. Index of Leading Indicators Slips in December
22   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Indicates Subpar Economic Growth
22   European PMIs Sag in January
21   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Remains Negative, but Losses Moderate
21   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Continue to Rise
21   French Business Indicator Is Flat in January
20   U.S. Petroleum Prices Remain Under Pressure
20   U.S. Housing Starts Increase to Eight-Year High in 2015
20   U.S. CPI Remains Low as Energy Prices Decline; Core Prices Accelerate
20   German PPI Continues to Weaken
19   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Price Decline Continues
19   U.S. Home Builders Index Treads Water
19   ZEW Expectations Tick to Lowest Standing Since October
15   Empire State Factory Sector Activity Plummets to Lowest Point Since the Recession
15   U.S. Retail Sales Ease; Weakness Is Broad-Based
15   U.S. Industrial Production Declines for the Third Straight Month
15   U.S. Producer Prices Slip in December on Goods
15   Car Registrations in Europe Take Wing
14   U.S. Import Price Decline Remains Broad-Based
14   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Move Higher
14   Italy's Industrial Output Declines
13   U.S. Budget Deficit Deepens
13   Euro Area IP Drops for Third Time in Four Months
12   U.S. Small Business Optimism Index Is Fairly Steady; Prices Fall
12   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Improves
12   U.S. Petroleum Prices Continue Downward
12   U.K. IP Contracts in November, Marking an Extended Period of Weakness
11   U.S. Labor Market Conditions Index Improves Modestly
11   U.S. Wholesale Inventories and Sales Decline
11   Canada's Housing Starts Grow Weaker
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Shows Another Moderate Increase
08   U.S. Payrolls Show Surprising Strength; Jobless Rate And Earnings Remain Steady
07   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Decline to 2000 Low; Hires Rise
07   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Fell Last Week, Nearing 15-Year Low
06   U.S. Factory Sector's New Orders Backpedal
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Eases Further; Prices Fall
06   November U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows Mostly on Weaker Imports
06   U.S. ADP Reports Strongest Job Gain in 12 Months
05   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Set New Record in 2015
05   U.S. Gasoline Prices Near Seven-Year Low
04   U.S. Construction Activity Eased in November
04   U.S. ISM Factory Index and Prices Continue to Deteriorate to 2009 Lows