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December 2009

29   Retail Trade: Predictor Of Change In Total GDP?
29   Italian Business Confidence Advances...But Still Lags
28   Rising Exports Fuel Rise in Japanese Industrial Production
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Improvement Continues
24   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Fall Back To New Low
23   Italy's Consumer Confidence Lifts Spirits For Christmas
23   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Increases Smartly
23   U.S. New Home Sales Fall Sharply
23   U.S. Disposable Personal Income & Spending Continue Firm
22   German Consumer Climate Cooling Slightly
22   FHFA Home Price Index Improves Slightly M/M But Greatly Y/Y
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Improve Further To Highest Since 2007
22   U.S. GDP Revised Downward: Domestic Demand & Inventories Are Shaved
21   Japanese Trade Balance Improves
21   Chicago Fed Index Recovered Recent Declines To Best In Two Years
21   United States' Home Price Performance All Over The Map
18   UK Consumer Confidence Continues Backtrack
17   UK Retail Sales Take A Set Back In November But Cling To Trend Rise
17   Philadelphia Fed Index Gains With Strength in Employment
17   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rise Again Signaling Positive Growth
17   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Unexpectedly Rise To Highest In One Month
16   FOMC Notes Economic & Job Market Improvement But Leaves Rates Unchanged
16   Japan's Service Sector Shows Improvement
16   U.S. Housing Starts Improve Modestly
16   CPI's 0.4% Gain Is Fueled By Energy; Core Prices Are Unchanged
15   Factory Production Resumes Increase
15   German Investors A Little Less Optimistic
15   U.S. PPI Jumps As Fuel Costs Surge; Core Prices Remain Strong
14   A Pause In Economic Activity In The European Union
14   EMU MFG Progress Hits The Skids.... More Questions Arise In Japan Despite Improved Tankan
14   U.S. Business Inventories' Gain The First Since 2008
11   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Recoups Earlier Declines
11   UK PPI Rises In November Inflation's Acceleration Is Clear, So Is The Policy Conundrum
11   U.S. Import Prices Jump As Oil Prices Surge
11   U.S. Retail Sales Revive As Discretionary Spending Improves
10   U.S. Flow of Funds Indicates Expansion In Household Net-Worth To Highest In A Year
10   Japan's Core Machinery Orders Dip; Overall Orders Rise
10   U.S. Trade Deficit Falls As Exports Jump
10   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims For Unemployment Insurance Retrace Prior Declines
09   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings and Hiring Falls
09   UK Trade Deficit Widens....On Rising Exports And Imports
09   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Jump As Rates Remain Low
09   Weekly Gasoline Prices Slide Sideways
08   German Industrial Production Falls In October
08   U.S. Small Business Optimism Stutters
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Outstanding Drops; Earlier Declines Shaved
07   Temp Hiring Bolsters Jobs & Portends Labor Market Improvement
07   German Manufacturing New Orders Decline In October
04   U.S. Factory Inventories Turn Up in October
04   U.S. Payrolls Decline Minimally and Unemployment Rate Falls Unexpectedly
03   3Q U.S. Worker Productivity Strength Revised Lower & Unit Costs Up
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Slips Again
03   EMU PMI Rises Strongly In November
03   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance Fall Further
02   Challenger Layoffs Move To Lowest Since Late-2007
02   PPI Heats Up in Euro Area
02   U.S. Vehicle Sales Move Slightly Higher During November
02   ADP Report: U.S. Payroll Employment Decline Moderates Further
02   U.S. Construction Flat In October With Downward Revisions To Prior Months
01   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rise Further
01   German Unemployment Rate Declines
01   German Retail Sales Rise But Amass No Momentum
01   Weekly Gasoline Prices Are Flat Again
01   ISM Factory Index Disappoints As Inventory Rebuilding Lags

November 2009

30   The Canadian Economy Begins to Show Growth
30   EMU Prices Rise - Has The Worm Turned?
30   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Improves Steadily
27   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Slip M/M But Trend Improves
27   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves From Mid-Month
27   U.S. New Home Sales Struggle Higher
25   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims Insurance For Jobless Insurance Fall To New Low
25   U.S. Personal Income Gains Minimally As Spending Recovers
24   Business Confidence In Germany And France
24   Euro-Area Orders Continue To Claw Their Way Back
24   Weekly Gasoline Prices Meander Sideways
24   U.S. Consumer Confidence Gains M/M
24   Case-Shiller Home Price Gains Slow After Three Months Of Strength
24   Growth Revised Down Due To Domestic Demand & Foreign Trade
23   Thailand Adds To The Asian Recovery
23   Euro Area Flash PMIs
23   Although Stresses Vary, All States Endure Doubling Of Unemployment
23   Chicago Fed Index Eases Again Pointing Towards Softer GDP Growth
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales Surge To Highest Since 2007 As Prices Fall Again
20   Italian and French Industrial Orders Are Up In September
20   U.S. Leading Indicators Continue To Signal Economic Recovery
19   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims Unemployment Insurance Hold Steady Near January Low
19   Philadelphia Fed Index Improves To Highest Since 2007
18   U.S. Home Builders' Index Recovery Stuttering Again This Month
18   U.S. Housing Starts Fall To Their Lowest Level Since April
18   EMU Trade Balance Improves
18   CPI Increases Remain Moderate
17   Canadian Manufacturing Data And Prospects For Q3 GDP
17   EMU Trade Balance Improves
17   Factory Production Unchanged As Gains Of Prior Three Months Stall
17   U.S. PPI Increases 0.3% Fueled By Food & Energy Prices
16   Japanese GDP Growth In Q3 Surprises: Due To Increased Demand Or Inventory Building?
16   Empire State Factory Conditions Slip From October High
16   U.S. Business Inventory Decumulation Slows
16   U.S. Retail Sales Rise As Core Sales Improve Again
13   U.S. Import Prices Rise, Both Oil & Nonoil
13   European GDP Turns Higher-But Disappoints
13   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Sags Once Again
13   U.S. Trade Deficit Increases Due To Higher Oil Costs, Improved Economy
12   EMU MFG Still Digging Its Way Out
12   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise Overall But Purchases Slacken
12   U.S. Weekly Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Fall Again To 2009 Low
11   Japan Machinery Orders Dig Out
11   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Improved While Hiring Remains Steady
11   Weekly Chain Store Sales Slip Following Several Lackluster Weeks
10   Inflationary Signals Abound;Gold & Oil Prices Strengthen While Dollar Weakens
10   German Investors And Analysts--A Bit Less Confident
10   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves But Credit Remains Tight With Hiring Cautious
09   Improved Business Sentiment In France, Industrial Production Increases In Germany, Romania And Slovakia Falters In Turkey
09   U.S. Consumer Credit Outstanding Continues To Fall
06   Everybody Is Turning Higher Say OECD LEIs
06   U.S. Jobless Rate Exceeds 10% While Payrolls Decline
05   Retail Sales Continue to Sag as Auto Registrations See Stimulus
05   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims For Unemployment Insurance Lowest Since January
05   Q3 U.S. Worker Productivity Surges -- Strongest Since 2003
04   FOMC Cites Economic Improvement But Leaves Rates Unchanged
04   Challenger Layoffs Moderate Further
04   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Ticks Lower But Stays Near May '08 High
04   Service Sector In Europe Continues To Dig Out
04   ADP Report: Payroll Employment Decline Continues But The Pace Moderates
04   U.S. Vehicle Sales Recover During October
03   Brazil's Industrial Production Points To Good Third Quarter Growth In GDP
03   U.S. Factory Inventory Decumulation Rate Still Strong
03   Selected Car Registrations In Europe
03   U.S. Construction Spending Increases Moderately But Residential Recovery Firms
02   Japanese Consumers: Recent Trends In Spending And Income
02   U.S. Home Prices On The Rise; Distress Sales Matter
02   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rise To Highest Since 2006
02   Europe's Manufacturing PMIs Continue To Rise
02   ISM Factory Index Rises Further Continuing Respectable Rebound

October 2009

30   U.S. Employment Cost Index Rose Slightly Q/Q But Reaches A New Low Y/Y
30   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves From Mid-Month
30   German Retail Sales Sink For Second Month In A Row
30   U.S. Personal Income Slips Marginally And Spending Declines
29   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims For Unemployment Insurance Hold Steady
29   EU Indices Jump in October
29   Q3 GDP Posts First Gain After More-Than Year Long Recession
28   U.S. New Home Sales Decline Though Prices Increase
28   Italy's Business Sentiment Bounces Back Highest Reading Since Sept 2008
28   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rise, Continuing Firm Uptrend
27   Signs of Improvement in European Business and Consumer Confidence But No Euphoria
27   Weekly Gasoline Prices Climb Toward 12-Month High
27   U.S. Consumer Confidence Drops Again
27   Money Supplies Continue to Erode
27   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Increases For Third Consecutive Month
26   South Korea Reports 3Q GDP
26   Germany's Consumer Climate Improves
26   NABE Industry Survey Indicates Demand, Profits and Employment Improved
26   Chicago Fed Index Dipped Last Month But Trend Level Still Rising
23   EMU Orders Continue to Rise and Cut Year/Year Drop
23   FHFA Home Price Index Reverses Monthly Gain While Y/Y Loss Eases
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales Jump But Prices Decline Again
22   EMU Trade Surplus Shrinks
22   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Increase For Sixth Straight Month
22   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance Rise But Trend Continues Down
21   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Fall As Up-Trend in Purchases Slackens
21   U.K. Expected Output Turns The Corner As Total Orders Drop
20   Weekly Gasoline Prices Increase With Stronger Crude Oil Prices
20   U.S. PPI Declines With Lower Energy, Food And Core Prices
20   Manufacturing New Orders in France and Italy
20   U.S. Housing Starts Inch Higher During September But Are Flat Over Last Four Months
19   U.S. Home Builders' Index Recovery Stuttering This Month
19   So Far, So Good: Japan Service Sector Advance Again
19   Actual Exchange Rates in the Developing World and Purchasing Power Parity
19   U.S. FY '09 Federal Budget Deficit Tops $1.4 Trillion
16   Italy's Trade Gap Widens On Weaker Exports
16   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Sags M/M But Remains Improved From Its Low
16   U.S. Factory Production Climbs For Third Month While Plant Utilization Reaches Seven-Month High
15   Empire State Factory Conditions Improve To Highest Level Since 2004
15   Philadelphia Fed Index Slips Yet Still Indicates Positive Growth
15   EMU HICP Drops in September
15   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall Slightly
15   U.S. CPI Total & Core Increase Just Modestly Despite Economic Improvement
14   U.S. Import Prices Tick Higher As Non-Oil Prices Firm
14   U.S. Business Inventory Decumulation Continues At A Record Rate
14   DIHK Survey Points to Continued Improvement in German Economy
14   U.S. Retail Sales Decline In September After Auto-Led August Gain; Underlying Trend Firms
13   German Financial Experts A Little Less Optimistic
13   Weekly Gasoline Prices Slip While Crude Oil Prices Strengthen
13   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves Slightly Again
12   The U.S. Dollar and International Reserves
12   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Fell To New Low, Off One-Third From Last Year
09   OECD Sounds the All-Clear - Almost
09   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows Slightly But Petroleum Imports Drop Sharply
08   U.S. Weekly Jobless Insurance Claims Fall To Lowest Since January
08   Bank of France Business Indicator Continues Its Barnstorming... Still, Many Barns Lie Ahead
07   Several Indicators Signal U.S. Inflationary Upturn
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Outstanding Continues To Fall
07   German Orders Growth Extended
06   Weekly Chain Store Sales Tick Higher After Sharp September Decline
06   Central Bank Of Australia Raises Interest Rate 25 Basis Points To 3.25%
06   UK IP Recovery Sputters Unexpectedly
06   Weekly Gasoline Prices Fall To Lowest Level In One Month
05   Retail Sales in The Euro Area Get a Lift From Price Increases
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Increases To Highest Since May '08
02   PPI Points Way Higher for Euro Area Inflation
02   Challenger Layoffs Fall Further To Cycle Low
02   U.S. Payrolls Decline Again While Jobless Rate Increases
02   U.S. Vehicle Sales Payback August Strength
01   U.S. Construction Spending Gains in August, But June & July Revised Down
01   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Tick Higher
01   ISM Factory Index Remains Near Highest Level Since Early-2007 Suggesting Positive Growth
01   U.S. Pending Home Sales Climb Another 3.2% in August
01   U.S. Personal Income Grows Modestly; PCE Raised By "Cash-for-Clunkers"
01   Japan's Tankan Shows Up-Swing... And Less

September 2009

30   Q2 GDP Fell A Lessened 0.7%; Hesitant Profits Recovery Continues
30   Consumer Confidence Spurts in UK
30   ADP Report: Sharp Decline In Nonfarm Payroll Employment Continues
29   Confidence Improving In The Euro Area: Recession Ending?
29   EU Index Rises For The Sixth Month In A Row, But...
29   U.S. Consumer Confidence Moves Sideways After Spring Bounce
29   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Posts Largest Monthly Increase Since 2005
29   Weekly Gasoline Prices Fall To Lowest Level In One Month
28   Recession In Lithuania Bottoming?
28   Italian Consumer Confidence Moves Sharply Higher
28   Chicago Fed Index Lower Last Month But Trend Still Firm
25   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves To Highest Since Early 2008
25   U.S. New Home Sales Rise For Fifth Straight Month As Prices Decline To 2003 Low
25   Money Supplies: Weakening, Surprise!
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline Unexpectedly During August But Short-Term Trend
24   U.S. Mass Layoffs Recover M/M And Are Up By Nearly One-Half From Last Year
24   U.S. Existing Home Sales Unexpectedly Fall Along With Prices
24   Germany's IFO Continues Steady Gain; Still Pessimists Deride Result
24   U.S. Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance Near Cycle Low But Continuing Claims Hold Steady
23   FOMC Sites Economic Improvement But Leaves Rates Unchanged
23   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Strengthen As Interest Rates Near The Lowest Since 2003
23   PMIS Show Continued Growth In Europe
23   FHFA Home Price Index Strengthens Due To Notable Gains In The Pacific & Mid-Atlantic Regions
22   Unemployment In Ireland, Italy, Finland, And Taiwan
22   Canadian Retail Sales Are Digging Out Slowly
22   Weekly Chain Store Sales Trend Lower During September
22   Weekly Gasoline Prices Slip Just Modestly As Trend Remains Firm
21   Recent Data For The Russian Economy
21   Industrial Orders Keep Rising In France And In Italy Pessimism Continues To Haunt The Outlook, However
21   Forecasters Expect Return Of Positive GDP Growth This Quarter, Slow Thereafter
21   U.S. Leading Indicators Rise For A Fifth Straight Month And Signal Economic Recovery
18   German PPI Rises And Sets Sites On A New Horizon
17   U.S. Flow of Funds Shows Improved Financial Condition of Households, But Dramatic Volumes of Treasury Borrowing
17   Euro Trade Surplus Surges
17   Housing Starts Show Turns Across Regions
16   IP Trend Turns Higher
16   CPI Headline Pops but Core Rate Flat Lines
16   U.S. Current Account Deficit Shrinks Further in 2Q'09, But Exports & Imports Both Show Stabilization
16   HICP and Core Rate Are in Good Shape but Some Trends are Not
15   Sales Trim Losses As Inventories Are Looking Lean
15   PPI Headline Spurts As Core Is Stable
15   Optimism Among German Investors Somewhat Subdued
15   US Retail Sales Make Strong Gains...
14   Disappointing Retail Sales In New Zealand
11   UK Producer Prices Showing Steady Accelerating Rise From Lows
11   Export And Import Prices Pop But Ex-Oil Import Prices Barely Budge
11   University of Michigan Sentiment Makes Surprising Jump
10   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens With A Jump In Imports
10   IP In France Edges Higher In July
10   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Near Cycle Low
09   Consumer Credit Outstanding Falls For An Unprecedented Sixth Straight Month
09   German Prices Fall Yr/Yr Again-But It's NOT Deflation
08   German Industrial Production Down: New Orders Up In July
08   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves Slightly But Hiring Plans Drift To 27-Year Low
04   Italy's Trade Trends Turn
04   U.S. Payroll Decline Eases But The Unemployment Rate Jumps To 26-Year High
03   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Slip Modestly
03   Challenger Layoffs Approach Recent Low
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves While Prices Jump
03   Markit MFG PMIs Turn Higher; Gains Are Widespread
02   U.S. Factory Inventory Decumulation Rate Eases Further
02   Jump In 2Q U.S. Worker Productivity Revised Up Slightly & Cost Pressures Eased
02   German Retail Sales Still Short Of Dependable
02   ADP Report: Rate Of Job Loss Continues To Moderate, But Slowly
02   Three Weeks Of "Cash for Clunkers" Program Spurs August U.S. Vehicle Sales To Highest Since May 2008
01   German Retail Sales Up A Bit In July: Where Are The Auto Sales Resulting From Germany's "Cash For Clunkers" Program?
01   U.S. Construction Spending Holds Steady
01   U.S. Pending Home Sales Remain Firm And Rise To The Highest Level In Two Years
01   The Factory Sector Recession Is Over; ISM Index Jumps To Highest Level Since Early-2007
01   Gasoline Prices Remain Roughly Stable As Crude Oil Prices Tick Higher

August 2009

31   India Reports Acceleration In 2nd Q Growth, But Weak Monsoon Challenges Its Continuance
31   Several Indices of Midwest Economic Activity Improve; August PMI Moves To Break-Even
28   EU Commission Indices Surprise: Show a Real Turn Is in Progress
28   U.S. Personal Income Steadies in July after June Drop; PCE Shows First Effect of "Cash-for-Clunkers"
27   Money Supplies Surge...Or Do They?
27   Q2 GDP Unrevised on Net at 1.0% Fall; Hesitant Profits Recovery Continues
26   German Ifo Index Is Showing Widespread Recovery
26   U.S. New Home Sales Improve Again; Case-Shiller Price Index Rises
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Look To Form Base for Recovery
25   Jumpin' German GDP
25   Economic Information for Eastern European Countries
24   More Good News From Asia: Thailand's Q2 GDP Increases 2.32%
21   Flash PMI's Turn in EMU
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales Rise With Distress Sales & Tax Credit
20   Philadelphia Fed Index Remains Positive At Its Highest Level Since 2007
20   U.S. Leading Indicators Signal Economic Recovery With Fourth Straight Monthly Increase
20   UK Retail Sales Stir
20   U.S. Weekly Claims Jobless Insurance Rise Unexpectedly. Extended Benefits Dip
19   UK's CBI Orders Continue To Lag
19   Weekly Chain Store Sales Remain Flat Versus July
19   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise But Trend Remains Weak
18   Economic Sentiment In Germany's Financial Community Rises Sharply In August
18   Gasoline Price Increase Stabilizes After A One Dollar Rise This Year
18   U.S. PPI Posts Broad-Based Decline With Energy Prices Leading The Fall
18   U.S. Housing Starts Dip During July After Two Months Of Strong Gains Multi-family Starts Revisit Record Low
17   Skepticism Greets Announcement Of Japan's 2nd Quarter GDP
17   EMU Trade Surplus Is On An A Slight Up-Trend Signs Of Real Recovery Remain Elusive
17   U.S. Home Builders' Index Seems To Be Crawling Out of the Cellar
17   Empire State Factory Conditions Improve To Highest Level in Two Years
14   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Declines As The Reading of Personal Finances Falls To A Record Low
14   U.S. Factory Production Improves Sharply With Higher Auto Output
14   EMU HICP In Large Yr/Yr Drop
14   CPI Decline Revisits 1950 As Core Price Gain Slows To Smallest Since 2004
13   U.S. Business Inventories Still Being Cut Sharply through June
13   U.S. Import Prices Decline With Drop In Oil And Other Prices
13   U.S. Weekly Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise Unexpectedly but the Trend Is Still Down
13   EMU GDP Falls But French And German GDP Rise
13   U.S. Retail Sales Post Surprising, Across-the-Board Declines
12   FOMC Leaves Rates Unchanged; Notes Financial Market Improvement & Retail Spending Stabilization
12   Euro Area Industrial Output Steps Back In June
12   U.S. Trade Deficit Remains Near The Narrowest Since 2001
11   Latvia And Lithuania Report Improvement In Their Current Accounts
11   Japan Consumer Confidence Rises But Remains Short Of Being Even Neutral
11   Gasoline Prices Again Move Higher
11   U.S. Worker Productivity Jumps During 2Q As Trend Improves
11   U.S. Small Business Optimism Weakens Again As Hiring Intentions Remain Depressed
10   Japan's Current Account Balance Improves Sharply In June
10   French Output Begins To Stabilize
10   Consumer Debt Deleveraging Continues At A Record Pace
07   OECD LEIs Turn On A Green Light For Recovery
07   U.S. Payroll Employment Decline Eases While Unemployment Rate Falls
06   German Orders Surge Again
06   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Inch Lower While Continuing Claims Tick Higher
05   U.S. Factory Inventory Decumulation Eases Somewhat
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Backpedals Slightly And Prices Fall Sharply
05   Challenger Layoffs Pick Up Slightly Last Month But Remain Moderate
05   EMU Retail and Auto Sales: the Good and the Ugly
05   ADP Report: Rate Of Job Loss Smallest Since October
04   Mixed Signals From Down Under
04   All Producer Prices in EMU Still Under Downward Pressure
04   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rise To The Highest Level In Two Years
04   Gasoline Prices Move Higher As Crude Prices Rise And Demand Stabilizes
04   U.S. Personal Income Reverses Large May Gain While Savings Rate Tumbles
03   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Benefit From "Cash For Clunkers" Program
03   Japanese Wages Continue To Decline In June
03   German Retail Sales Take A Dive - Without The Swan
03   Bottoming Of U.S. Construction Spending Evident For A Fifth Month
03   ISM Factory Sector Index Reaches Its Highest Level In Nearly One Year

July 2009

31   U.S. Employment Cost Index Remains Weak, But State & Local Government Workers See Some Pickup
31   EMU Inflation Rate Moves Lower
31   Rate of U.S. GDP Decline Slows in Q2 2009
30   EMU Recovery Continues
30   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Rise
29   Japan Retail Sales Remain Sour
29   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline Led By Aircraft & Computers; Lower Inventories May Set Stage for Rebound
28   Italy's Recovery In Confidence Continues... Still A Ways To Go
28   U.S. Consumer Confidence Slips For A Second Month
28   Gasoline Prices Stabilize With The Rise In Crude Oil Costs
28   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Decline Eases
27   Tight Money Isn't Funny: EMU Money Growth Continues to Decelerate
27   U.S. New Home Sales Gain As Prices Fall, Again
24   UK GDP Surprises with 0.8% Fall in Q2
24   Full-Month Michigan Consumer Sentiment Reading Eases
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales And Prices Rise
23   U.S. Claims For Jobless Insurance Tick Higher Last Week Yet Remain Off Peak
22   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise But Trend Is Weak
21   Chicago Fed Index Indicates That Economic Activity Improved Further
21   Gasoline Prices Fall Again
21   Weekly Chain Store Sales Remain Flat
20   Industrial Orders Trends Begin To Turn... Ever So Slowly
20   U.S. Unemployment Rates Rise Sharply And Rapidly For All
20   U.S. Leading Indicators Rise For A Third Month Signaling Economic Recovery
17   U.S. Housing Starts Post A Surprising Gain During June
16   U.S. Home Builders' Index Recovers To Its Highest Since June '08
16   Philadelphia Fed Index Remains Somewhat Weak
16   Empire State Factory Conditions Improved To Best In Over One Year
16   Sharp Decline In U.S. Claims For Jobless Insurance Suggests Labor Market Improvement
15   EMU Inflation Really Does Turn Lower and Higher, Too
15   U.S. Factory Production Declines Again While Plant Utilization Reaches A Record Low
15   June's 0.7% Rise In CPI Still Left Yr/Yr Drop As Largest Since 1950
14   German Investors And Analysts Become Less Positive On The Outlook
14   U.S. Small Business Optimism Slips From Eight Month High
14   Gasoline Prices Decline Further
14   U.S. PPI Jumps With Higher Gasoline Prices; Core Prices Firm As Well
14   U.S. Retail Sales Again Rise Due To Higher Gas Prices, But Trend Remains Weak
14   U.S. 'YTD Budget Deficit Broaches $1 Trillion
13   Japanese Consumer Confidence Continued to Strengthen In June
13   Japan IP Is In A Strong Quarterly Recovery
13   U.S. Foreign Trade Activity: Recently A Smaller Share of U.S. GDP
10   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Slides This Month
10   U.S. Import Prices Move Higher Again With Oil Price Gain
10   OECD Indicators Begin To Turn Up
10   U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks With Recession To Its Lowest Since 1999
09   UK Trade Picture: Better In Month But In Flux
09   Consumer Credit Usage Falls For An Unprecedented Fourth Straight Month
09   U.S. Pays $8 Billion In Unemployment Benefits
09   U.S. Initial Claims For Unemployment Insurance Fall Sharply But Continuing Claims Reach A New Record
08   German IP Follows Orders Higher
08   U.S. Mortgage Applications For Purchase Rise But Applications To Refinance Remain Low
07   German Manufacturing Orders And Sales Recovering From Their Steep Declines
07   Weekly Chain Store Sales Recover Around The Holiday
07   Gasoline Prices Decline As Economic Momentum Fades Further
06   Prospects for Japan's Q2 2009 Improving
06   Auto Registrations Lead Recovery In Europe
06   Worse Vs Much Worse...
06   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Continue To Move Sideways
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves To The Highest Level Since Last September
02   U.S. Payrolls Decline Another 467,000 As Jobless Rate Increases To 9.5%
02   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales In June Hold A Steady, Sideways Movement
01   U.S. Construction Spending Holding Steady
01   Tankan Improves: Still In Slow-Motion...
01   ADP Report: Rate Of Job Loss Lessens A Bit
01   U.S. Pending Home Sales Stable At Their Highest Level Since September
01   ISM Factory Sector Index Rose Modestly While Prices Jump
01   Challenger Layoffs Moderate Further

June 2009

30   U.S. Consumer Confidence Slips
30   UK GDP Is Officially A Train Wreck
30   Energy Prices Are Volatile With Weak Demand & Short Supply Prospects
30   Decline In Case-Shiller Home Price Index Eases
29   Business and Consumer Confidence Improve in the Euro Area
29   Chicago Fed Index Remains Stable in May At Highest Level Since October
26   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves With Higher Expectations
26   French Confidence, Still In A Deep Pit, Rises
26   U.S. Personal Income Surge Lifts Savings Rate To Its Highest Since 1993
25   Despite Headlines About New Record Drops, Europe Is Healing
25   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Edge Up To Highest in Four Weeks
25   Decline in U.S. 1Q GDP Is Trimmed
24   FOMC Leaves Rates Unchanged
24   U.S. New Home Sales Stay Low As Prices Firm
24   Consumer Confidence Recovers In Italy
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Surprisingly Strong For A Second Month
23   Europe Continues to Make a Turn Higher: Sector Results Turn Mixed in June
23   French Business Confidence: Viewed By Entrepreneurs And Purchasing Managers
23   U.S. Mortgage Applications Collapse As Higher Rates Stymie Refinancing
23   Gasoline Prices Off Sharply With Weaker Economic News
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales Rise With Affordability And Tax Credit
22   EMU Trade Balance Deficit For Goods Shrinks
22   German Business Confidence Improving But Still Subdued
19   UK Retail Sales Fall And Markets Quiver
19   U.S. Consumers' Quest For Value
19   Gains in Weekly Chain Store Sales Fade
18   U.S. Leading Indicators Rise Sharply For A Second Month
18   Philadelphia Fed Index Improves Sharply
18   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Trend Lower But Edge Up In Latest Week
17   U.S. 1Q'09 Current Account Deficit Shrinks To Smallest Since 2001
17   U.S. May CPI Ticks Up, But 1.2% Drop Y/Y Is Largest Since April 1950
16   Gasoline Prices Reach The Highest Level Since Last October
16   Optimism Increases Among German Investors and Analysts
16   U.S. Housing Starts Recover Modestly
16   U.S. Factory Production Decline Resumes, Matching 1946 Yr/Yr Drop
16   U.S. PPI Decline Yr-to-Yr Matches '49 Record; Core Pricing Power Evaporates
15   EMU Job Market Has Record Q1 Job Loss
15   U.S. Home Builders' Index Slips
15   Empire State Factory Conditions Deteriorated M/M But Remain Improved From Earlier Low
12   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Stable But The Current View of Economic Conditions Jumps
12   IP Still Falling in Euro Area: but Evidence of Slowing
12   U.S. Import Prices Rise With Higher Oil Prices
12   U.S. Flow of Funds Indicate Further Shrinkage of Balance Sheets
11   U.S. Business Inventory Decumulation Remains Strong and Steady
11   U.S. Retail Sales Rise With Higher Gas Prices; Underlying Trend Is Flat
11   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Fall To Their Lowest Since January
10   Industrial Production's Slide Begins To Taper Off...For Some
10   Trade Deficit Edged Higher As Revision Impact On Data Is Minor
09   German IP Still Dropping Sharply
09   German Orders: Big Surprise Comes in Small Package
09   More First Quarter GDP Results
08   OECD Leading Indicators: Signs of Recovery
05   UK PPI Prices: Decelerating Even As They Accelerate!
05   Payroll Losses Slow As Unemployment Rate Jumps
04   EMU Retail Sales Volumes Erode At Slow Pace
04   U.S. Worker Productivity Increase Stronger, But Underlying Cost Pressures Mount
04   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Slip
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves Further
03   Markit's Service PMI Rises In EMU But Still Shows Contraction
03   ADP Report: Rate Of Job Loss Moderates
03   U.S. May Light Vehicle Sales Recover Only To Low March Level
03   Challenger Layoffs Continue To Indicate Job Market Improvement
02   U-Rates On The Rise
02   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rise To Their Highest Level Since September
02   Gasoline Prices Rise Further Reflecting Strength In Crude Oil Prices
02   U.S. Chain Store Sales Backpedal
01   U.S. Construction Spending Increases Modestly
01   ISM Index Suggests Downturn In Factory Sector Is Easing
01   Encouraging News From UK's Hometrack Housing Survey
01   UK MFG Is On The Mend... So Is Europe And The US
01   U.S. Savings Rate Still Rising As Consumers Remain Cautious

May 2009

29   German Retail Sales Lose Some Weakness
29   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Rose Throughout May
29   U.S. 1Q GDP Decline Lessened, Yet Two-Quarter Drop Rivals 1958 Stats
28   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Recover Earlier Decline And Are Up Slightly 'YTD
28   French Consumer Begins To Feel Less Stressed
28   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Slip Again Though Continuing Claims Reach Another Record
28   U.S. New Home Sales Form A Bottom While The Level of Unsold Homes Is At Its Lowest Since 2001
27   U.S. Chain Store Sales Recover
27   U.S. Existing Home Sales Rise As Home Affordability Increases
27   Gasoline Prices Reach Their Highest Level Since October
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence Increases Again On Improved Expectations
26   German May Business Confidence Less Negative: Q1 GDP SAAR of Decline Biggest Since Data Began in 1970
26   IFO Shows Sector Indices Have Bottomed...Maybe
26   Orders In Near Collapse Then (Negative) Growth Rates Stabilize
26   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Is Down By Nearly One-Third From 2006 Peak
26   Chicago Fed Index Improved To Highest Level Since October
21   Japan GDP In Record Drop As Trade Collapses
21   Philadelphia Fed Index Indicates A Slowing Rate Of Decline In Economic Activity
21   U.S. Leading Indicators Improve Sharply To The Highest Level Since November
21   U.S. Continuing Claims For Unemployment Insurance Reach Another Record
20   Japan GDP in Record Drop As Trade Collapses
20   U.S. Mortgage Applications Firm As Refinancings Remain High But Purchase Apps Lag
19   German Investors And Financial Analysts More Optimistic
19   U.S. Chain Store Sales Reverse Earlier Gains
19   Gasoline Prices Continue To Move Higher
19   U.S. Housing Starts' Fall To Record Low Paced By Lower Multi-family Building
18   News From Eastern Europe Still Mainly Negative
18   Japan's Consumer Confidence Is Up For The Fourth Month In A Row
18   U.S. Home Builders' Index Increases Again
15   U.S. Factory Production Shortfall Eases
15   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Up On Improved Expectations With Heightened Hopes For Gov't Policy
15   EMU GDP Drops Sharply
15   U.S. CPI Unchanged in April; Year-to-Year Drop of 0.7% Is Largest Since 1955
14   Real Euro Digs In Its Heels Despite Weak Growth
14   U.S. PPI Firms With Higher Food Prices, Core Price Gains Still Trending Lower
14   U.S. Initial Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Rebound But Still Trending Lower
13   U.S. Business Inventory Decumulation Intensifies
13   E- Area IP Drops Again All Sectors Still Weak
13   U.S. Retail Sales Decline For A Second Month
12   U.S. Small Business Optimism Recovers
12   U.S. Chain Store Sales Rise Further
12   Gasoline Prices Rise To Their Highest Since Early-November
12   The UK Halts Its String Of MFG Output Declines
12   U.S. Trade Deficit Remains Stable and Near Its Lowest Since 1999
11   March Industrial Production Data For Italy And France
11   Liquidity, Exchange Rates & Commodity Prices Point Toward U.S. Economic Improvement
11   OECD LEIs The Long View
08   German Industrial Output Halts Its Strong Of Declines
08   Bad News: U.S. Jobless Rate Jumps to 8.9%Good News: Speed of Job Losses Ease
07   German Orders In Surprise Rebound
07   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall Further
07   U.S. Worker Productivity Inches Up, But Underlying Cost Pressures Mount
06   Commodity Prices And Exchange Rates
06   EMU Services: In Near Lockstep With US
06   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Stabilize
06   Challenger Layoffs Also Show Job Market Improvement
06   ADP Report: Rate Of Job Loss Slowed During April
05   Sharp, Widespread, PPI Drop Puts ECB On The Spot For A Rate Cut
05   U.S. Chain Store Sales Rise Again
05   Petroleum Prices Move Higher
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Recovers To Highest Level Since October
04   Europe Begins to Cut Its Losses
04   Most April Manufacturing PMI's Show a Lessening of Contraction: India's and China's Show Expansion
04   U.S. Construction Spending Improvement Due to Nonresidential & Public Sector Gains
04   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rise For A Second Month
04   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Remain Depressed As Import Sales Lowest Since 1999
01   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves Further To Highest Since September
01   U.S. Factory Inventory Decumulation Continues Strong
01   ISM Index Suggests Modest Slowing Of Factory Sector Downturn

April 2009

30   U.S. Employment Cost Index Increase Slackens To New Low
30   U.S. Personal Spending & Income Still Under Pressure
30   Japan IP Slows Its Rate Of Decline... In Monthly Trends Only
30   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Fall As Continuing Claims Reach Another Record
29   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Fall As Refinancings Lag
29   FOMC Leaves Rates Unchanged
29   U.S. GDP Declines 6.1% In 1Q As Inventory Cutbacks Weigh Heavily
28   Japan Retail Sales Continue to Drop
28   More Retailers in the U.K. Report Increases in Sales versus a Year Ago than Those Reporting Decreases
28   U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps Sharply With Improved Expectations
28   Gasoline Prices Continue To Hover Just Over $2.00 Per Gallon
28   U.S. Chain Store Sales Firm During April
28   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Falls Further
27   South Korea's GDP Increases in Q1 09, but is Still at Recession Levels
27   U.S. Misery Index Falls Sharply With Lower Energy Prices
27   Consumer Confidence Improves Sharply In Italy
27   IFO Is Up In Month Diffusion, Indices Gain Too
24   U.S. New Home Sales Form A Bottom
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Slip; Trend Still Sharply Negative
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales Slip During March As Prices Firm
23   Euro Area PMIs Are Still Low-Valued But Jump
23   U.S. Continuing Claims for Jobless Insurance Reach Another Record
22   UK Unemployment Continues To Soar (Sour)
21   Optimists Exceed Pessimists Among German Investors And Analysts For The First Time Since July 2007
21   Gasoline Prices Remain Steady Around $2.00 Per Gallon
20   French and Italian Orders: Some Divergence Between These Siamese Twins
20   Chicago Fed Index Remained Negative In March
20   U.S. Leading Indicators Fall To The Lowest Level Since 2003
17   EMU Trade Deficit Improves But Picture Does Not
17   MAPI Survey Indicates Deepening Stress in the Factory Sector
17   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves Again
16   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall Back
16   Philadelphia Fed Index Indicates Further Economic Contraction
16   Euro Area IP Plunges
16   U.S. Housing Starts Fall to Second Lowest Level on Record But Bottom May Be Forming
15   U.S. Factory Output Decline Is The Sharpest Since The Deindustrialization After WWII
15   Japan's Retail Sales Drop
15   12-Month Decline In U.S. CPI A First Since 1958 And Owes To Energy & Food Prices
14   Singapore's GDP To Decline 6% To 9% In 2009 Says Ministry Of Trade And Industry
14   U.S. Businesses Inventories Fall Further
14   U.S. Finished Goods PPI Falls Unexpectedly While Core Prices Remain Stable
14   French Exports And Imports Drop
14   U.S. Retail Sales Backpedal
13   China's March Exports Up Close to 40%: Imports Up 20%
13   OECD LEI's Are Sinking At The Fastest Pace In Over 40 Years
13   U.S. Budget Deficit Broaches $1 Trillion With TARP Spending
09   Oil Lifts U.S. Import Costs While Nonoil Prices Fall For Eighth Month
09   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Back Off From High; Continuing Claims Double Last Year's Level
09   German IP Drops Sharply Again
09   U.S. Trade Deficit Falls Further To Lowest Since 1999
08   UK Industrial Output Falls Again
08   German New Orders: Halt!
08   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Jump Higher As Refi's More Than Double
07   News from Australia and New Zealand
07   Consumer Credit Usage Remains Negative
07   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Tick Higher In February But Remain Off By One-Third Y/Y
07   U.S. Chain Store Sales Pick Up Early This Month
07   Gasoline Prices Hold Prior Weeks' Gains
06   Retail Sales Continue To Fall In The Euro Area
06   Euro Area Inflation Is Still Dropping Fast
03   Market Services PMIs Turn Higher In March
03   U.S. Jobless Rate Reaches 8.5%; 5.1 Million Payroll Jobs Are Lost Since Cycle Peak
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Falls Again
02   French PPI Shows Year/Year Weakness
02   U.S. Factory Inventory Decumulation At A Record Pace
02   March U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Increase From 27-Year Low
02   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Rise To The Highest Level Since 1982; Continuing Claims Reach A Record
01   U.S. Pending Home Sales Tick Higher
01   U.S. Construction Spending; A More Moderate Decline
01   Challenger Layoffs Ease Slightly Second Month
01   Japan TANKAN Makes Heavy Weight for Pre-Summit
01   Rise In ISM Index Suggests Factory Sector Stabilization
01   ADP Report: Payroll Employment Down Another 742,000

March 2009

31   Turkey -- Another Emerging Economy Reports A Dismal 4Th Quarter Gross Domestic Product
31   Flash Dance - Inflation Waltzes to New Lows as Risk Soars to Dizzying Heights
31   U.S. Consumer Confidence Stabilizes Near Record Low
31   Petroleum Prices Strengthen, Then Fall Back
31   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Falls Further
30   EMU Still Sinking In EU Index Report
30   Commodity Prices Meander
30   Has Japanese Industrial Production Bottomed?
27   EMU Orders: Still Sinking Fast
27   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves As The Opinion Of Government Jumps
27   U.S. Personal Spending Increases Again, Modestly
26   UK Retail Sales Fall But Trend Holds Up
26   U.S. Continuing Claims for Unemployment Insurance Reach Another Record High
26   U.S. 4Q GDP Decline Remains Sharpest Since Early 1980s As Profits Crater
25   IFO Index Drops But Sentiment Drops But Sentiment Makes Some Gai
25   U.S. New Home Sales Step Up From Record Low
25   Rise in U.S. Durable Goods Orders Surprises
24   Flash PMIs Bottom Out
24   UK Inflation Accelerates
24   Confidence Among French Manufacturers Stays at Record Low Levels
24   U.S. Chain Store Sales Lose Earlier Momentum
24   Petroleum Prices Strengthen On Potential Tightening Of Crude Supplies
23   Shrinking World Trade: Evidence From Euro Area
23   February U.S. Existing Home Sales Recover January Decline as Prices Remain Weak
23   Chicago Fed Index Improved Marginally During February
20   IP In Zone In Record Drop
20   U.S. 2008 Current Account Deficit Shrinks To Smallest Since 2004
19   Philadelphia Fed Index Indicates Further Economic Contraction
19   U.S. Leading Indicators Fall To Cycle Low
19   UK Orders Decline To New Low But Pace Of Decline Slows... Sort Of
19   U.S. Continuing Claims for Unemployment Insurance Touch New Record
18   January IP Drops but the Pace of Decline Slows
18   FOMC Leaves Rates Unchanged At Historically Low Level; Fed's Balance Sheet Expanded
18   Higher Energy Prices Lift U.S. CPI By Most Since July; Core Pricing Power Firm
17   ZEW Survey: German Finance Types More Pessimistic On Current Conditions, Less Pessimistic On Expectations
17   Surprising Rebound In U.S. Housing Starts Owes To Multi-Family
17   U.S. Gasoline Prices Dip While Crude Oil Prices Rise
17   U.S. Finished Goods PPI Rises Modestly; "Downstream" Pricing Remains Weak
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Still Under Extreme Pressure
16   HICP Is Behaving Despite Month's Rise
16   Employment In The Euro Area
16   The Empire State Index Reaches New Low
16   Skid in U.S. Factory Output Is Sharpest Since 1975; Utilization Rate Reaches Record Low
13   E- Area Retailing Remains Weak
13   U.S. Import Prices Move Lower Despite Higher Oil Prices
13   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Stays Stable; Opinion of Government Jumps
13   U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks To Lowest Since 2002
12   U.S. Flow of Funds: Deleveraging Occurs As Asset Values Decline
12   U.S. Businesses Shed Inventories at a Rapid Rate
12   German IP Sinks Sharply
12   U.S. Claims For Jobless Insurance Reach Another Record High
12   U.S. Retail Sales Excluding Autos Rise; Revisions Sharply Higher
11   U.S. Budget Deficit Grows Sharply With Recession & TARP
11   UK Trade Picture Show More Deterioration
11   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Fall Further
11   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise
10   Manpower Survey: 2Q09 Employment Seen As Weakest Since Credit Crunch Recession
10   IP Drops Sharply in the Euro Area's Early Reports
10   Foreign Trade in France and Germany: Casualties of the Recession
10   U.S. Small Business Optimism Nearing All-time Low
10   U.S. Gasoline Prices Are Stable; Crude Oil Prices Rise
10   U.S. Chain Store Sales Are Up in Early March
09   Japan Starts 2009 with a Current Account Deficit
09   Some Further Rebounding from Japan's Economy Watchers Index
06   OECD LEI's Show Severe And Worsening Downturn
06   U.S. Unemployment Rate of 8.1% Highest Since 1983
05   U.S. Factory Inventories Fell A Fifth Month, Shipments Off 15.6% Y/Y
05   U.S. 4Q Worker Productivity Revised Down Sharply
05   U.S. Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance Fell Back
04   EMU Services Contract as UK Sector Cuts Losses
04   ADP Report: Payroll Employment Off 697,000
04   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Eased Slightly
04   Challenger Layoffs Eased Somewhat
03   February U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Lower Still
03   Australia's Central Bank Takes A Breather: Economy Responding To Monetary And Fiscal Stimulus
03   Swiss GDP: In The Soup With The Rest Of Europe
03   U.S. Gasoline Prices Remained Just Above $1.90; Demand Stabilizing
03   U.S. Chain Store Sales Dipped Last Week, But Rose For The Month
03   U.S. Construction Spending Fell Further
03   U.S. Pending Home Sales Fell To Record Low; Falling Rates & Prices Push Affordability to New High
02   Euro Area MFG PMIs Drop
02   South Korea: Industrial Production Improves a Bit; Exports in Won Rise, but in USD, Fall
02   U.S. January Personal Savings Rate Highest Since 1995
02   ISM Index Flat Month-To-Month, Still Near Low

February 2009

27   Deflation Is Back!
27   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Estimate Little Changed At Lowest Since 1980
27   U.S. 4Q GDP Revised Down To Show Sharpest Drop Since 1980
26   EU/EMU Indices Crash Again In February
26   U.S. New Home Sales Lowest Since 1963
26   U.S. Initial Claims For Unemployment Insurance Highest Since 1982; Continuing Claims Another Record
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Lowest in Six Years; Latest Six-Month Decline a Record
25   Yen-Based Japan Exports Are Cut Nearly In Half
25   U.S. Mortgage Applications Fall: Refi's & Purchase Applications Off
25   January U.S. Existing Home Sales & Prices Fell
24   German IFO Survey Shows Little Change in the Dismal Appraisal of the Business Climate
24   U.S. Consumer Confidence Fell To A Record Low
24   U.S. Chain Store Sales Up Again Last Week
24   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Fell A Record 18.5% Last Year
24   U.S. Gasoline Prices Dipped
23   Italy's Inflation Rates Show Turn of Trend
23   Can The Baltic States Hold Their Currency Pegs?
23   Economists Forecast Moderate Rebound in Second Half
23   Chicago Fed Index Fell Further
20   Philadelphia Fed Index Lowest Since 1990
20   Euro Area PMI's Continue To Drop... Very Sharply
20   U.S. CPI Ticked Up
19   U.S. Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance High and Stable
19   U.S. Leading Indicators Rose Slightly
19   Italy's Trade Flows Dive In December
19   U.S. PPI Firmer Than Expected
18   U.S. Factory Output Down Sharply Again in January; Off 10.0% Y/Y
18   U.S. Import Price Decline Quickened
18   CBI Finds Further Weakening
18   U.S. Housing Starts Plumb Another Record Low
17   U.S. Home Builders' Survey Ticked Up Slightly
17   Exports and Imports Plunge in the Euro Area as Deficit Contracts
17   German Investors Begin To See A Ray Of Hope For The Economy
17   U.S. Empire State Index Fell To A New Low
16   Data Confirm Worst Fears Of Rapid Decline In Japanese Economy
13   GDP In EMU Falls Hard In 2008-Q4
13   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Sinks to Its Lowest Since 1980
12   U.S. Business Inventory Cutbacks Gained Steam
12   U.S. Initial Claims For Unemployment Insurance Slipped From Recent High
12   Industrial Production Drops Sharply Across Sectors in the Euro Area
12   U.S. Retail Sales Recover Modestly Following Six Months of Decline
11   U.S. Budget Deficit Surges As Revenues Collapse & Spending Jumps
11   France: INSEE Business Indicator Stops Falling
11   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrowed Further With Global Recession and Lower Oil Prices
10   Industrial Production Plunges in Main EMU Countries and Beyond
10   Sweden's Activity Index Points to a 5% + Annual Rate of Decline in Fourth Quarter GDP
10   U.S. Small Business Optimism Fell Even Further; Pricing At All-time Low
10   U.S. Gasoline Prices Highest Since December
10   U.S. Chain Store Sales Continued Unchanged Last Week
09   Economic Activity in Japan Speeds Downhill in Q4
09   Consumer Credit Growth Under Wraps
06   Industrial Production Sectors All Dropping Fast
06   U.S. Payrolls Slashed 598,000; Jobless Rate Rose To 7.6%
05   U.S. Factory Inventories Lower Still
05   U.S. Worker Productivity Growth Up, Unit Costs Ease
05   U.S. Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance Highest Since 1982, Continuing Claims Reach Another Record
04   Challenger Layoffs Highest Since 2002
04   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Moved Higher Again
04   EMU Services PMI's Slow Descent Signal In January
04   EMU Consumer Spending Tanks Along With Spending Plans
04   ADP Report: Payroll Employment Fell Another 522,000
04   January U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Lowest Since 1982
03   U.S. Pending Home Sales Up in December But Down For 2008. Affordability At New High With Lower Rates & Prices
03   Recession Comes to Brazil
03   PPI For Euro Area Is Plunging
03   German Retail Sales Head South For The Winter
03   U.S. Chain Store Sales Recovered Last Week
03   U.S. Gasoline Prices Up Again
02   South Korean Exports Plummet: Sharp Fall in Exports to Pacific Rim
02   MFG PMIs Stop Their Descent
02   U.S. December Income, Consumption & Prices Fell While Savings Rose
02   ISM Index Improved Slightly From Historic Low

January 2009

30   Japan Hits The Skids Hard In December
30   EU Index At Record Low
30   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Up Slightly In January, Yet Still Near Series' Low
30   U.S. Employment Cost Index Increase Eased Slightly During 4Q; 2008 Gain A Record Low
30   U.S. Recession Intensifies; 3.8% Drop in Real GDP Is Sharpest Since 1982
29   December U.S. New Home Sales Lowest Since 1963
29   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Slumped Further
29   U.S. Weekly Continuing Claims For Jobless Insurance At Record High
28   FOMC Leaves Rates Unchanged
28   Italy's Business Confidence Continues To Drop
28   U.S. Mortgage Applications Fall as Refinancing Boom Ends
27   German Biz Confidence In a Small Rebound: What's All the Fuss?
27   U.S. Chain Store Sales Fell Back; 2.4% Yearly Decline a Record
27   U.S. Gasoline Price Rise Stabilized
27   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Fell A Record 18.2%
27   Consumer Confidence Fell To A Record Low
26   Deterioration in World Trade Continues: the News from Sweden
26   Canada's Mixed Inflation Picture...
26   Chicago Fed Index Well Into Recession Territory
26   U.S. Leading Indicators Rose Slightly
26   U.S. Existing Home Sales Rose Last Month
23   PMI Indices for EMU Bounce - Dead Cat or Live One?
23   Consensus Forecast for 4Q GDP: Activity Down 5%
22   Euro Area Orders Drop Sharply...Again
22   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Highest Since 1982
22   U.S. Gasoline Prices Up Again
22   U.S. Home Builders' Survey At Record Low
22   U.S. Housing Starts At Record Low
21   German PPI Points To Lower Inflation Ahead
21   Italy's Trade Picture Deteriorates
21   U.S. Chain Store Sales Recover Modestly
20   Germany's Zew Indicators: Expectations Less Pessimistic Current Conditions Continue To Worsen
20   U.S. Budget Deficit Above $1 Trillion This Year
19   Japanese Mining and Manufacturing Producers in a Free Fall in November
16   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Up Again In Early January Yet Still Near The Series' Low
16   U.S. Factory Output Fell Again in December; 2008 Decline The Largest Since 1975
16   EMU Trade Deficit Widens: Exports and Imports Collapse
16   U.S. CPI Fell A Third Month Due To Lower Energy Prices
15   Core Inflation in the EMU and in the US Falling Together at Last
15   Philadelphia Fed Index Improved Slightly But Still Low
15   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Back Up
15   U.S. December PPI Fell Again; 2008 Strength in Pricing Abruptly Ends
14   U.S. Business Inventories Fell Further
14   U.S. Import Prices Down Sharply Again: Both Oil & Nonoil
14   EMU Industrial Production is Plunging
14   The Dismal Christmas: U.S. Retail Sales Fell Sharply
13   Grim News from the UK
13   U.S. Budget Deficit Continued To Swell Toward A Record
13   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Lowest Since 2003
13   U.S. Small Business Optimism Fell Further to Near All-time Low; Pricing At All-time Low
13   U.S. Gasoline Prices Again Moved Higher
13   Economy Watchers Index Drops Sharply
13   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrowed Sharply With Recession and Lower Oil Prices
12   Industrial Production: India, China, South Korea
12   OECD LEIS Sink and Signal a More Impressive Slowdown
09   Industrial Output Falls Hard Across Europe
09   U.S. Payrolls Slashed 524,000; 7.2% Jobless Rate Highest Since 1993
08   EMU is on an All-time Low for Sentiment
08   Germany Posts Terrible Orders
08   Credit Cards Pocketed; The Frugal U.S. Consumer
08   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Fell Further
07   Euro Area PPI Inflation Drops Sharply or Does It?
07   U.S. Chain Store Sales Recovering
07   Challenger Layoffs Remained High
07   U.S. Mortgage Applications Fell Slightly Last Week
07   ADP Report: Payroll Employment Fell By 693,000
06   Decline in Production and Lower Inflation in Brazil: A Reduction in the Target Rate (Selic)?
06   U.S. Factory Inventories Fell Again
06   U.S. Gasoline Prices Moved Higher
06   U.S. Pending Home Sales Lower Still
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improved Slightly
06   EMU Inflation Falls More Sharply Than Expected
06   Europe's Services PMI At New Low
06   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Inched Up in December; Down 18.5% For The Full Year
05   More Evidence of Declining Inflation
05   U.S. Construction Spending Off Further Due to Housing Decline
05   U.S. Monetary Policy: Pushing On A String?
05   ISM Index Fell To The Lowest Since 1980