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February 2017

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