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December 2010

31   Estonia Switches to the Euro
30   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Hit 2-1/2-Year Low
30   EMU PPI Trends Deteriorate
29   Tight Money Isn't Funny
28   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Continues Downward
28   U.S. Chain Store Sales Build On Earlier Holiday Strength
28   French GDP Growth Is Trimmed Back
23   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Growth Remains Moderate
23   U.S. New Home Sales Recover Some as Prices Climb Back into Previous Range
23   Battle Of The Bulge?...Belgian CPI Bulges
23   Consumer Sentiment Improves
23   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline
23   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Still Mixed Through November
23   Italian Economy: Challenged...Italian Spirit: Indomitable
22   U.S. GDP Growth Revised Up; Corporate Profits Lowered
22   U.S. Mortgage Applications Reach One-Year Low As Rates Remain High
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Rise While Prices Inch Up
21   U.S. Gasoline Prices Hold Steady
21   More Evidence Of Declining Consumer Confidence
21   Japan All-Industry Index Recedes...BOJ Policy Stays The Same...Fiscal Policy Amounts To Crossed Fingers...
21   U.S. Chain Store Sales Recover With Renewed Holiday Spirit
20   Chicago Fed Index Reverses Earlier Improvement
20   Consumer Confidence In The Low Countries Hit By Financial Woes In The Euro Area
17   U.S. Current Account Deficit Widens in Q3
17   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Grow Stronger
16   U.S. Housing Starts Tick Up But Trend Still Flat
16   Philadelphia Fed Index Improves To Highest Since 2005
16   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline
16   Europe's FLASH PMIs:Are They A Flash In The Pan?
15   U.S. CPI Inches Higher
15   Empire State Factory Index Recovers Despite Negative Employment
15   Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Optimism? UK CBI Surveys Shows Upward Momentum, Then...
15   U.S. Home Builders Association Indicates Housing Sector Stability
15   U.S. Industrial Production Firms While Factory Sector Growth Is Stable
15   U.S. Gasoline Prices Reach New Highs With Crude Oil
14   U.S. PPI Strengthens As Energy & Food Costs Jump
14   U.S. Business Inventory Accumulation Remains Strong
14   U.S. Retail Sales Firm Entering Holiday Season
14   Euro-Area IP Bounces Back-Part Way Will It Continue, And What Does That Imply For The Future Of The Zone Itself
14   ZEW Indicator Appraises Current Conditions And Expectations Over Next 6 Months In Germany And Euro Area
13   U.S. Money Growth Perks Up With Inflation Worries
13   Inflation Accelerates In China Due Mainly To Rising Food Prices
13   EMU And More Trends Are Cooling Off
09   Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Firm, Again
09   Marked Decrease in U.S. Trade Deficit in October
09   U.S. Import Prices Firm Across-the-Board
09   Germany's Inflation Rates Climb
09   Credit Market Borrowing Regains Some Strength, But Bank Lending Still Contracting
08   Mortgage Applications For Refinancing Plummet As Rates Rise
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Rebounds Again
08   German IP Perks Up on Capital Goods
08   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Rate Improves But Hires Are Stable
07   Spain's Recovery Is Short Cut
07   German Domestic Manufacturing New Orders Top Foreign New Orders
07   U.S. Gasoline Prices Jump With Crude Costs
07   U.S. Hiring Improves Indicates Manpower Inc. Survey
06   Copper Consumption, Production, Stocks and Prices in Haver Databases
06   U.S. Interest Rates Begin To Nudge Higher
06   EMU Services Sector Gets Better...but
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves Further
03   U.S. Factory Shipments & Inventories Continue To Throw Off Mixed Signals
03   U.S. Payroll Increase Is Disappointing While Jobless Rate Increases
02   Internal Divergence Accentuates European Financial Crisis Or...Hitting a Bull's Eye in the Wrong Target
02   U.S. Pending Home Sales Surge With Improved Affordability
02   U.S. Vehicle Sales Stay Flat At Improved Level
02   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise
01   ADP Report Indicates Firmest Job Growth Since 2007
01   German Retail Sales Jump to Get Back to Zero
01   U.S. Construction Spending Increases Modestly
01   U.S. Challenger Layoffs Again Rise Just Slightly But Hiring Plans Slack Off
01   U.S. ISM Factory Sector Index Slips But Indicates Positive Growth

November 2010

30   More Reports on GDP; Q/Q vs Y/Y
30   All Growth Rates Agree, Can They All Be Wrong?
30   U.S. Consumer Confidence Recovers Further
30   Chain Store Sales Finish Month On Firm Note During Holiday Week
30   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Falls For Third Month
29   EuroCOIN Points to Improvement in Euro Area's Fourth Quarter GDP
29   U.S. Economic Misery Remains High, But Not Historic
29   EU Indices Show Improvement and Signs of Strain, Too
26   Germany Different Than EMU...but It Is Still the Region's Bellwether...for Now
24   October U.S. Durable Goods Orders Reverse September Jump
24   U.S. New Home Sales Fall But Home Prices Collapse
24   Consumer Sentiment Improves Beyond Expectations
24   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Show Marked Drop
24   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Firm While Savings Improves
24   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip But They Should Be Weaker
23   A Month of Strikes Does Little to Shake French Business Confidence
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales & Prices Drop
23   Flash PMIs for EMU Unexpected Recovery
23   U.S. GDP Growth Revised Up; Corporate Profit Gain Is Modest
22   NABE's Expectations For Economic Growth Are Little Changed
22   Consumer in the Euro Area a Little Less Pessimistic in November
22   Belgian National Bank Consumer Survey
22   Chicago Fed Index Recovers Modestly
19   U.S. Mortgage Delinquencies Slip
19   Italy's Orders Begin To Outdistance France's And Euro Area Problems Come With An All-Too-Common Theme
18   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Firm Again
18   Philadelphia Fed Index Jumps To Highest This Year
18   UK Retail Sales Glow but Refuse to Shine
18   U.S. Claims For Jobless Insurance Tick Higher
17   U.S. CPI Moves Up Modestly As Core Prices Slip
17   Mortgage Applications Drop Sharply With Refinancing
17   U.S. Housing Starts Weaken Further
17   Spain's GDP Crawls Ahead - Spurred by Weakness!
16   U.S. PPI Is Strong For Third Month; Core Prices Drop Sharply
16   U.S. Industrial Production Is Unchanged; Factory Output Jumped
16   U.S. Housing Sector Improves Again This Month Says Home Builders Association
16   Germany's ZEW Survey Shows More Optimism
15   U.S. Retail Spending Increase Is Fourth In A Row
15   EMU Trade Balance Turns To Surplus
15   Empire State Factory Index Turns Negative But Expectations Improve
15   U.S. Business Inventory Accumulation Continues Firm
12   Commodity Prices Have Strengthened. Are There More Gains To Come?
12   EMU GDP Growth Tops Out
12   Consumer Sentiment Ticks Higher With Inflation Expectations
11   Japan Machinery Orders Progress Discernible To Those Armed With A Microscope...
10   U.S. September Trade Deficit Improves
10   U.S. Import Prices Recover With Rise In Oil
10   U.S. Claims For Jobless Insurance Reverse Earlier Deterioration
10   France And Italy: IP Gains Begin To Top Out...The G-20 Bottoms Out As Post-Financial Collapse Cooperation Craters
09   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves
09   Japan's 'Economy Watchers' Don't Like What They See Does Anyone?
09   Manufacturing In The Netherlands
09   U.S. Gasoline Prices Begin Upward Creep With Crude Oil
09   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Rate Backs Off Again
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Increase Is Only Second Of Year
08   German IP Trends Sour...And That's Not All As The G-20 Meeting Gets Ready To Get In Gear
08   The OECD'S Leading Composite Indicators
05   U.S. Payrolls Rise Modestly; Jobless Rate Steady
05   U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall Unexpectedly
05   Das Thrill Is Gone? German Orders Go Kaput
04   U.S. Labor Productivity Improves And Lowers Unit Costs
04   PPI Rises Strongly In Sept; Trend Is Still Tame
04   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Increase But Rate Falls
03   U.S. ADP Report Indicates Private-Sector Job Growth Resumed
03   U.S. Vehicle Sales' Uptrend Accelerates
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Recovers For Second Month
03   UK Services Sector Shows Some Life-Is It Real?
03   U.S. Challenger Layoffs Again Rise Just Slightly While Hiring Plans Jump
02   U.S. Construction Spending Shows Minimal Gain After Earlier Declines
02   MFG PMIs Advance In Month: Is That All There Is?
02   Background Data For The G20 Summit In Seoul, November 11-12,'10
02   Chain Store Sales Continue Sideways Movement
02   U.S. Gasoline Prices Remain In Sideways Trend
01   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Gains Are Disappointing
01   UK MFG Staves Off Further Declines
01   Purchasing Managers' Surveys And GDP In Asia
01   U.S. ISM Index Reverses Earlier Deterioration

October 2010

29   U.S. GDP Growth Stable At 2.0%
29   From Nuts to Soup?
29   Consumer Sentiment Drifts Sideways
29   U.S. Employment Cost Index Remains Sluggish; State & Local Govt Flat
28   U.S. Weekly Claims For Jobless Insurance Fall To Lowest Since July
28   EMU Indices Advance
27   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Soar With Higher Aircraft Bookings; Trend Weakens
27   Mortgage Applications Stabilize
27   U.S. New Home Sales Nudge Higher
27   EMU Money And Credit Growth Stumble
26   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Declines
26   Reports Of European Business And Consumer Confidence
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence Recovers Small Part Of Earlier Decline
25   U.S. Existing Home Sales Improve As Prices Fall
25   Euro Area's Orders Hang Strong But Could Yet Go Wrong
25   Trade Weighted Exchange Rates
25   Chicago Fed Index Slips Further
22   Following The U.S. Recession, Furniture Sales Improve Modestly
22   IFO Pushes Higher...Germany Takes The Lead In Europe While The Rest Of The Zone Flounders...And The G-7 Is Confused
21   U.S. Weekly Claims For Unemployment Insurance Fall; Trend Remains Flat
21   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rise To New High
21   Philadelphia Fed Index Gains Slightly But Not Enough To Suggest Real Economic Improvement
21   EMU PMIs Surprise As MFG Rises And Services Weaken...The Real Zone Emerges: The Austerity Zone
20   Mortgage Applications Backpedal But Uptrend Remains Strong
20   U.S. Consumer Credit Delinquencies Have Fallen Somewhat
20   German PPI Continues to Move Up...Should we be worried?
19   U.S. Housing Starts Nudge Higher To Five-Month High; Permits Weaken
19   Germany's Financial Experts See The Good Times Waning
19   Gasoline Prices Move To High End Of Recent Range As Crude Oil Prices Firm
18   U.S. Industrial Production is Unexpectedly Weak
18   Japan's Tertiary Index Sinks
18   Singapore Trade In Strong Recovery
18   U.S. Housing Sector Improves This Month Says Home Builders Association
15   U.S. Retail Spending Increases For Third Month, But Gains Are Moderate
15   U.S. Budget Deficit Decreases in FY10: "Only" 8.9% of GDP
15   Empire State Business Conditions Improve As Employment Picks Up
15   Business Inventories Expand, Continuing Realignment with Growing Sales
15   Consumer Sentiment Largely Stable, a Little Worse than Expected
15   Euro Exports Regain Their Step But They Are Still Overtaken By Imports
15   CPI Ticks Higher For Month And Decelerates Y/Y
14   U.S. PPI Jumps With Higher Food Prices; Core Prices Remain Tame
14   Euro-Area inflation begins to creep up...As US fears its rate is creeping lower - this should be interesting
14   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance Increase But Trend Sideways
14   U.S. August Trade Deficit Reverses Part Of Its Earlier Improvement
13   Import Prices Fall With Decline In Oil Prices
13   Chain Store Sales Remain Lackluster
13   Mortgage Applications Surge Spurred By Higher Refinancings
13   IP Jumps In The Zone But It's Not Going Through Hoops
12   Small Business Optimism Moves Further Sideways
12   Is Japan's Consumer Confidence Rebound Running Out Of Gas?
12   Exploring The Haver "Equities" Data Base
11   NABE Survey Indicates Pace of Business Recovery Will Remain Moderate
11   Contrasting Trends In Industrial Production Of Developed And Developing Economies
11   OECD LEIs Point To A Slowing Global Economy...Meanwhile Currency Fears Boil Over Without Solution...
08   U.S. Private-Sector Payrolls Gain Modestly; Jobless Rate Steady
08   Japan's Economy Watchers Index Sends Mixed Signals
07   Though Weekly Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance Slip, Other Signs of Job Market Improvement Are Few
07   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Hold At Higher Rate
07   U.S. Credit Card Payoffs Reduce Consumer Credit Outstanding Again
07   German IP Rises But Intermediate And Consumer Goods Slow Their Pace
06   ADP Report Again Indicates Reversal In U.S. Private-Sector Job Recovery
06   Intuit Small Business Hiring Index Improves Modestly
06   German Factory Orders Only Make The Puzzle Harder To Solve...Germany Surprises As Orders Come Roaring Back
06   Challenger Layoffs Tick Higher But Hiring Plans Jump
05   U.S. Gasoline Price Continues Sideways Movement But Crude Oil Firms
05   US Services ISM And Euro-Area PMI Track
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Recovers
04   U.S. Vehicle Sales Gain Moderately As Imports Jump
04   U.S. Pending Home Sales Improve
04   Euro-Area PPI Stops Accelerating
01   Personal Income Boosted By Jobless Insurance Payouts
01   Construction Spending Manages Small Rise in August, Due to Public Sector
01   Consumer Sentiment Deterioration Stabilizes
01   ISM Index Falls To Lowest Since Last November As Pricing Firms
01   German Retail Sales Tick Back Into The Plus Column

September 2010

30   Real GDP Q2 Growth Revised Little
30   Yr/Yr Inflation Edges Higher In The Zone...Central Banks Everywhere Feel The Pressure But What Pressure?
30   Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance Slip, But Total Claimants Fall Sharply
29   Stability Describes Recent Energy Price Movement
29   Consumer Confidence Continues To Lag But EU Indices Advance
29   Mortgage Applications Slip Again As Interest Rates Near 4.0%
28   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Eases
28   GFK Survey Jumps For October
28   Where To Find Data On Gold In Haver
28   U.S. Chain Store Sales Remain Lackluster
28   U.S. Consumer Confidence Weighed Down By Lowered Expectations
27   Chicago Fed Index Gives Back Its Earlier Improvement
27   The Czechs And The Dutch - A Little Less Confident In September
27   Global Money Supply Remain Tame Still Gold Bugs Flourish Like Bed Bugs
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline With Fewer Aircraft Bookings
24   U.S. New Home Sales Remain Near Record Low; Prices Fall to 2003 Level
24   IFO Is Not IFFY; Produces Upside Surprise
23   Unemployment Insurance Claims Move Higher
23   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rise
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales Bounce Off Of All-Time Low
23   Flash PMIs Flash Warning Signals...I Sink Therefore I am...(In Trouble?)
22   U.S. Fed Funds Interest Rate Held Stable
22   Euro-Area Orders Unwind Last Months Gain
22   U.S. Mortgage Applications Slip Overall But Purchase Apps At 1995 Level
22   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Remain Stable
21   U.S. Housing Starts Rise Unexpectedly Due To Multi-Family Jump
21   Canada's Inflation Stays Moderate
21   U.S. Forecasts of Growth Mirror Recent Past
21   Price Of Cotton Soars
20   Momentum In The Housing Sector Remains Lethargic Reports Home Builders
20   Longest Recession Since WWII Declared Over; Forecasters Expect Trend Growth From Here
20   French Manufacturing New Orders Increase In July
17   CPI Steady But Core Prices Decelerate
17   Credit Market Borrowing Begins To Expand; "Rest-of-World" Investors Provide Sizable Funding
17   German PPI Settles Down In August
17   Consumer Sentiment Grows Even More Glum
16   U.S. Current Account Deficit Widens Further in Q2 with Less Growth in Goods Exports & Steady Growth in Imports
16   Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey...Improves But Remains Negative
16   Producer Prices Jump With Higher Energy Costs; Core Prices Are Tame
16   Unemployment Insurance Claims Move Modestly Lower
16   UK CBI Survey Continue Backing Off
15   Import Price Gain Is Firm With Higher Oil Prices
15   Industrial Production's Rise Is Modest As Automakers Scale Back
15   Euro-Area Inflation Ticks Up But Is Still Well-Behaved
14   U.S. Retail Spending Improves For A Second Month Though Q3 Still Weak
14   Business Inventory Gain Is Strong
14   Balance Of Opinion Of Germany's Financial Experts Turn Negative On Outlook
13   U.S. Fiscal 'YTD Budget Deficit Narrows Further As Receipts Pick Up
13   US And OECD LEIs Dive...Still, No Harbingers Of Growth To Come Early In The Biz Cycle
13   Growth In China's Industrial Production And Retail Sales Allays Fears Of Weakening Global Economy
10   UK Inflation Begins To Settle Down
09   U.S. July Trade Deficit Improves Suggesting Some Reversal Of Its Drag On GDP
09   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Move Lower Again
09   German CPI Trends Remain Tepid
09   U.S. Consumer Credit Outstanding Falls Again
08   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Start To Improve And Separations Remain Stable
08   U.S. Gasoline Prices Approach Lowest Level This Year As Crude Oil Remains Weak
08   U.S. Chain Store Sales Reverse July-August Improvement
08   German IP Slows Down...
07   Manpower Inc. Survey Indicates Steady But Slow U.S. Hiring
07   German Orders Head South
03   U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Decline As Census-Taking Ends; Private-Sector Hiring Is Again Modest
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Reverses Earlier Improvement
02   U.S. August Vehicle Sales Slip M/M But Slide Y/Y
02   U.S. Labor Productivity Q2 Decline Revised Deeper
02   U.S. Pending Home Sales Improve
02   U.S. Jobless Insurance Claims Surprisingly Edge Lower
01   U.S. ISM Index Posts Firm And Surprising Recovery
01   U.S. Construction Activity Declines For Third Month
01   Challenger Layoffs Diminish And Hiring Plans Improve
01   ADP Report: Indicates Slight Reversal In U.S. Private-Sector Job Recover

August 2010

31   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Gains Slow
31   More Depressing Data From Japan
31   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves Slightly This Month But Remains Off From Recent High
31   Japan Tries To Regroup Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance Of More Clouds And Bad Weather
30   U.S. Personal Spending Firms As Consumers Dip Into Savings
30   Economic Sentiment In Europe Improves, But Pessimists Still In The Majority
27   U.S. GDP Growth Reduced; Inventory Growth & Foreign Trade Weakened
27   U.S. Mortgage Delinquencies & Foreclosures Remain High
27   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Stalls
27   Japan Inflation
26   U.S. Jobless Insurance Claims Retreat As Census-Worker Layoffs Near End
26   Money Supply Offers No Solace And Much Dilemma
25   U.S. Durable Goods Order Weakness Portends Easing Of Factory Sector Growth
25   German IFO Index Strengthens Unexpectedly
25   U.S. New Home Sales' Depressed Level Pulls Prices To 2003 Level
25   Euro-Area Orders Defy Gravity...But Growth Slows Nonetheless
24   U.S. Existing Home Sales Collapse In Wake Of Tax Credit Expiration
24   Belgian Business Leaders More Confident
24   U.S. Chain Store Sales Stabilize After Three-Week Decline
24   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Move Lower
23   Chicago Fed Index Shows Improvement, But It's Not Much
23   Euro-Area : PMIs And Consumer Confidence
23   U.S. Services Jobs Show Renewed Weakness Following Earlier Moderate Gains
19   U.S. Unemployment Insurance Claims Jump Back to 500,000; Total Recipients Climb Back Toward 10 Million
19   Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey Negative for August:Renewed Weakness?--or Routine Shakiness?
18   German PPI Soars In July But Still Slows Its Rate Of Growth
18   Fed Loan Officer Survey Shows Easier Lending Standards, Hints of Turnaround in Loan Demand
18   UK Earnings Move Higher, But Not By Enough To Matter
17   Housing Starts Edge Higher But Not By Much
17   U.S. Industrial Production Rose 1.0% in July
17   Home builders Index Takes A Step Back
17   German Investors Lower Their Appraisal Of The Outlook But Raise Their Appraisal Of The Current Economic Situation
17   Producer Prices Turn Up in July, But Subgroups Decidedly Mixed
16   China's Q2 GDP Tops Japan's For The Third Time
16   Foreign Investors Increase Net Purchases of U.S. Securities in June, But Amount Is Restrained
13   U.S. CPI Remains Tame With Across-the-Board Weakness
13   U.S. Business Inventories Pick Up Slightly in June
13   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Improves Just Slightly This Month
13   U.S. Retail Spending Increases With Autos & Gasoline
13   German GDP Sends EMU Measure Flying....Is That Really Such Good News?
12   Euro-Area IP Takes A Dive
12   U.S. Import Price Gain Is Modest
11   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepest Since 2008
11   Commodity Prices Firm After An Earlier Easing
11   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Steady During June
11   Japan Core Machinery Orders Edge Higher...All Growth Is From External Demand
10   U.S. Labor Productivity Decline The First Since 2008
10   Industrial Production: France, Denmark And Finland
10   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Are Higher
10   U.S. Small Business Optimism Falls Again
10   Subterranean Homesick Blues German Style
09   Germany's Exports Rise On Weak Euro: Japan's Exports Rise On Strong Yen
06   U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Decline As Census-Taking Ends; Private-Sector Hiring Is Again Modest
06   U.S. Consumer Credit Outstanding Is Off Again
06   German IP Takes A Hit But Not A Lethal One
05   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Jump To Highest Since April
05   German Orders Soar On Overseas Demand....Domestic Orders Just Sore
04   ADP Report: U.S. Private-Sector Jobs Rise Minimally For Fifth Month
04   Challenger Layoffs Rise And Hiring Plans Fall, Both For The Third Month
04   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Indicates Improvement in Growth
04   U.S. Vehicle Sales Improve To Highest Since August '09
04   EMU Retail Sales Go Flat As Momentum Worsens
03   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Are Stable But Revisions Raise Savings
03   Wheat Prices In Perspective
03   U.S. Factory Inventory Decline Is Limited
03   U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip Versus May and Slide Versus April
03   Euro PPI Goes Flat
02   U.S. ISM Index Is Lowest Since April
02   Trends In French Industrial Turnover
02   U.S. Construction Activity Inched Up During June

July 2010

30   U.S. GDP Growth in Q2 Is Slightly Lower Than Expectations
30   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Falls Sharply from June
30   U.S. Employment Cost Index Gains Moderate As Benefits Ease
29   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Slip
29   Italy Biz Confidence Ticks Higher And Slows Rate Of Gain
28   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline Unexpectedly
28   Most Money Supplies Speed Up A Bit
28   U.S. Mortgage Applications Slip Overall But Purchase Apps Improve
27   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Ticks Higher
27   German Consumers: More Confident But Slightly Less Willing To Spend
27   U.S. Consumer Confidence Lowest Since February
27   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales Continue Higher
27   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Are Higher
26   Continuing Inflation In India
26   U.S. New Home Sales Nudge Higher From Their Record Low
26   Belgian National Bank Index Improves After June Set-Back Still, No Gusto...
26   U.S. Economic Momentum Lost: Chicago Fed Index Reverses Seven Months Of Improvement
22   U.S. Weekly Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Jump
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Are Down Again
22   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Fall
22   EMU orders surge in May...Big surprise
22   EMU Flash PMIs Resume Their Rise
21   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales Recoup Earlier Decline -- Month Looks Firm
21   U.S. CASH Index Lowest Since February
21   U.S. Mortgage Applications Continue To Surge With Refinancings
20   U.S. Housing Starts Fall Again After Tax Incentive Expires
20   PPI Pressures Continue To Rise In Germany: Do We Care?
20   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Meander Sideways
19   Forward Momentum In The Housing Sector Is Lost Says Home Builders Association
19   EMU Current Account Deficit Widens
19   New NABE Survey Indicates Pace of Business Recovery Eases But Job Creation Improves
16   U.S. CPI: Broad-Based Declines For Third Straight Month
16   Euro Car Registrations Jump In June But Are Quashed In Quarter
16   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Falls Sharply
15   U.S. Producer Prices Decline For Third Month, Again With Lower Food and Energy Costs
15   U.S. Industrial Production Recovery Stutters
15   Philadelphia Fed Index Suggests Further Economic Slowdown
15   U.S. Weekly Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop Sharply To Lowest Since 2008
14   U.S. Retail Spending Declines Unexpectedly
14   U.S. Import Prices Decline Across-the Board
14   U.S. Business Inventories Barely Increase
14   Euro-Area IP Continues Its Gains But Trends Slow
13   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens Slightly Month over Month and Still Is Sharply Deeper Than Last Year
13   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Slip Month over Month But Remain Well Improved From Low
13   U.S. Small Business Grow More Wary
13   Japan Consumer Confidence Continues To Edge Higher
12   U.S. Commodity Prices Are Down But Not Out
12   Vistage Survey of Small Businesses Grows Somewhat More Optimistic
12   UK GDP Little Changed In Revision
09   German Inflation Still On Deceleration Path... Why?
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Contracts A Fourth Straight Month
08   U.S. Loan Delinquencies Fall
08   U.S. Weekly Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Slip But Remain Near Recent High
08   German IP Jumps - But For Joy?
07   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales Move Higher
07   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Reverse Earlier Gains
07   U.S. Mortgage Applications Surge Again But Purchase Apps Sustain 13-Year Low
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Indicates Moderate Slowdown in Growth
06   Euro-Area Service Sector In Recovery Mode But Losing Momentum
02   U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Drop As Census-Hiring Ends; Private-Sector Hiring Again Modest
02   Euro-Area PPI Drops Month To Month As Yr/Yr Rate Rises
02   U.S. Vehicle Sales Continue A Sideways Movement
01   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Post Disappointing Increase
01   U.S. Pending Home Sales Flop With Loss of Tax Credit
01   U.S. Construction Activity Slips After Two Strong Months
01   U.S. ISM Index Falls Again
01   Challenger Layoffs Rose Slightly M/M But Remain Near Lowest in Ten Years

June 2010

30   ADP Report: Private-Sector Job Growth Slows This Month
30   U.S. Mortgage Applications Move Higher But Purchase Apps...
29   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Improves
29   EU Sentiment Falls; EMU Sentiment Edges Higher
29   French Households See Nothing To Cheer About
29   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Reverse Earlier Declines
29   U.S. Consumer Confidence Declines
29   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales Recover
28   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Income Firm While Pricing Improves
28   Japan Retail Sales Crumble As G-X Sets Debt-Reduction As The Main ObjectiveOr, Is The G-X Whistling Past The Grave Yard?
28   New Zealand Business Confidence Begins To Weakens
28   Chicago Fed Index Remains Near Its Highest
25   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Weaker But Corporate Profit Growth Is Strengthened
25   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Revised Higher
25   Deflation Still Haunts Japan Actively - Its Exports Can't Save It
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Crash With Aircraft
24   Foreign Orders Break Out To Lead EMU Growth
24   U.S. Cash Index Slips In June But Remains Improved Y/Y
24   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Slip & Continue Sideways Trend
23   U.S. Mortgage Applications Recover But Purchase Apps Weak
23   EMU PMIs Slow Ascent...MFG PMI Losses Ground
23   U.S. New Home Sales Fall With Tax-Credit Expiration To Record Low
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Slip
22   An Improvement In The German Business Climate
22   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Jump
22   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Prices Reverse Earlier Declines
21   China Unpegs The Yuan
21   Japan Sector Indices Show Improvement-Except Construction
18   Philadelphia Fed Index: Rate of Business Expansion Slows
18   Balance of Payments Capital Flows Rebound in Q1 -- Both in and Out of the U.S.
18   Euro Orders In The Big Three
17   U.S. Current Account Deficit Widens in Q1 After Annual Revisions Reduce Earlier Periods; Some Definition Changes, Too
17   U.S. CPI Falls Again While Core Prices Remain Weak
17   UK Retail Sales Show Improvement
17   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Rise Disappoints
17   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Resume Upturn
16   U.S. Housing Starts Decline, Erasing Year's Increase
16   New Accounting Rules Shock MBS and ABS Data
16   EMU Rate Is Tepid On The Month But Headline Rate Continues Trend Acceleration
16   U.S. PPI Declines For Second Month With Lower Food & Energy Prices
16   U.S. Industrial Production Is Strong Again
15   U.S. Import Prices Fall With Lower Oil Costs
15   EMU Exports And Imports Hit A One-Month Backtrack But Is The Surplus Really On A Sustained Declining Trend?
15   Confidence Among German Investors And Analysts Down Sharply
15   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip But Crude Oil Prices Rise
15   Empire State Business Conditions Improve As Delivery Times Lengthen
14   Euro-Area IP On An Upswing, Except For Consumer Goods
14   Moving Around The United States
14   More Industrial Production Data: Japan, Hong Kong And The Euro Area
11   U.S. Retail Spending Disappoints Across-the-Board
11   U.S. Business Inventories Again Rise Moderately
11   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Gains Upward Momentum
11   German Inflation Perks Up; Core Rate In Mild Rebound From Lows
11   OECD Leading Indicators Move Up But Slow Down
10   U.S. Trade Deficit Stable M/M But Sharply Deeper Since Last Year
10   U.S. Fiscal 'YTD Budget Deficit Narrows As Receipt Decline Slows
10   Credit Market's Net Borrowing Stabilizes in Q1, Following Year-Long Contraction
10   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Hover While Continuing Claims Plummet
09   U.S. Mortgage Applications Collapse
09   UK Trade Deficit Ceases Progress Toward Lower Deficits
09   U.S. Furniture Buying Index At Pre-Recession High
08   U.S. Small Business Optimism Continues To Improve Sharply
08   Japan's Current Account Balance And Trade In Goods
08   German IP Continues To Press Ahead In The Face Of Growth Pessimism The Dire Straights Of Europe And Other Fairy Tales Or, The Walk Of Death?
08   U.S. Gasoline Price Decline Stabilizes
08   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales' Improvement Volatile But Real
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Expands Modestly In April
07   U.S. Unemployment Situation Varies Greatly For Many Reasons
07   European Production Data Encouraging
07   German Foreign Orders Surge As Merkel Looks At Budget Cutting
04   U.S. Payroll Gain Is Propelled by 2010 Census Hiring, But Private-Sector Hiring Remains Soft
04   GDP Edges Higher In EMU GDP Revision
04   U.S. Worker Productivity Revised Down But Cost Decline Still near Record
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Is Unchanged But Job Growth At New High
03   EMU Retail Sales Tail Off Sharply
03   ADP Report: Moderate Job Growth Continues
03   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Are Lower Again
02   U.S. Pending Home Sales Strong Again
02   Euro-Area PPI Takes Off Slowly I Turn... Err Scratch That
02   Challenger Layoffs Near Lowest in Ten Years
01   U.S. ISM Index Indicates Topping Of Factory Sector Growth
01   U.S. Construction Activity Rebounds Across-the-Board
01   Market Indices For MFG Drop Sharply Off-Peak

May 2010

28   U.S. Personal Spending Mixed & Income Firm
28   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves
28   UK Consumer Confidence Is Challenged By Electioneering
27   Some Bad News From Europe...
27   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Slip
27   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Slightly Lower But Corporate Profits Jump, Again
26   U.S. Mortgage Refinance Applications Surge With Lower Rates
26   U.S. New Home Sales Soar With Pending Tax Credit Expiration
26   German Confidence Is Set Back Very Little By Greek Tragedy
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Soar With Aircraft
25   EMU Order Growth Rates Stay Strong In Manufacturing
25   Italian Consumers More Pessimistic But Dutch Producers A Little Less Pessimistic
25   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves To Highest Since 2008
25   U.S. Gasoline Prices Fall To Lowest Since March
25   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Improves Y/Y But Momentum Eases
24   Confidence Improves In Slovenia, One Of The Smaller Euro Area Countries
24   Japan Sector Index Drops In March \
24   U.S. Existing Home Sales Improve With Tax Credit Expiration
24   Chicago Fed Index Improves To Highest Since 2006
24   National Association For Business Economics Expects Positive Growth, Low Inflation & Higher Interest Rates
21   U.S. Consumer Spending Outlook Improves According To RBC
20   UK Trade Deficit Worsens As Exports Lag Imports
20   Philadelphia Fed Index Increases As Shipments Rise
20   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Slip
20   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Rise Unexpectedly
19   U.S. Mortgages Past Due Set Another Record
19   Japan's IP Growth Rates Level Out And Decay
19   U.S. CPI: Broad-Based Weakness Is Behind Slight M/M Decline
18   The May ZEW Survey Of The German Financial Community Sends A Mixed Message
18   U.S. Petroleum Prices Lower With Economic Recovery Concerns
18   U.S. PPI Slips With Lower Food & Energy Prices
18   U.S. Housing Starts Reach Eighteen Month High
17   U.S. Home Builders' Index Rises To Highest Since 2007
17   Japanese Corporate Prices And Machinery Orders
17   UK CBI Trends Are Up
17   Empire State Business Conditions Deteriorate Except Jobs & Pricing
14   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Improves Slightly
14   Industrial Production Continues To Rise
14   U.S. Retail Spending Remains Firm; Core Sales Are Strongest Since 2006
13   UK Trade Deficit Worsens As Exports Lag Imports
13   U.S. Fiscal 'YTD Budget Deficit Narrows Slightly From Record
13   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Slip To Low-End Of Recent Range
13   U.S. Import Prices Driven Higher By Oil Strength & Dollar Weakness
12   EMU GDP Is On The Mend
12   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens With Higher Oil Prices & Economic Recovery
12   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Steady But Hires & Fires Diverge
11   A Potpourri Of April Data For China
11   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales Hold On To April Gain
11   U.S. Petroleum Prices Move With Seasonal & Global Forces
11   U.S. Small Business Optimism Falls To Lowest Since July
10   Monster Website Helps Find Jobs, And It's Indicating Greater Availability
10   U.S. Consumer Credit Retrenchment Eases
07   German IP Continues To Run Up
07   U.S. Job Market Emits Mixed Signals; Payrolls & Jobless Rate Firm
06   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline
06   German Orders Take A Strong Hold On Growth
06   U.S. Worker 1Q Productivity Growth Moderates, But Still Looks Strong Y/Y
05   Challenger Layoffs Reach Cycle Low
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Steady But Pricing Reaches New High
05   EMU Service Sector Continues To Improve
05   ADP Report: Job Growth Resumes Led By The Service & Factory Sectors
04   EMU PPI Prices Show Downward Pressures Unwinding
04   Brazil: Current Data And Forecasts
04   U.S. Gasoline Prices Reach Another High
04   U.S. Pending Home Sales' Recovery Gains Steam
04   U.S. Vehicle Sales Slip From High
03   World Wide, Purchasing Managers In Manufacturing Optimistic
03   U.S. Construction Activity Remains Near 2003 Low
03   Job Gains Help Lift ISM Factory Sector Index
03   U.S. Personal Spending & Income Firm

April 2010

30   U.S. Employment Cost Index Improves With Benefits
30   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Slips M/M But Improves Sharply From Recession Low
30   Euro Unemployment Bucks Image Of Recovering Region
30   U.S. GDP Growth Moderates As Lift From Inventories Fades
29   Globally Money Growth Is Just Not Getting Into Gear. So Where's The Real Risk?
29   U.S. Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall To Last Month's Low
29   Chicago Fed Index Improves Modestly
28   FOMC Holds Interest Rates Unchanged With No Hint Of Tightening
28   Japan's Retail Sales Are On The Road To Recovery
28   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications For Purchase Rise As Refi's Fall
27   An Assortment Of Consumer Confidence Indicators
27   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves Further
27   U.S. Petroleum Prices Maintain Their Higher Level
27   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Continues Sideways Movement
26   The Components Of The 30% Y/Y Growth In Singapore's Manufacturing Production In Q1
23   U.S. New Home Sales Jump With Tax Credit, But It Still Took A Long Time To Close The Deal
23   IFO Follows Zew Lead And Pops
23   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Slump With Aircraft
22   EMU PMIs Make strong April Gains
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Improve
22   U.S. Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall, Reversing Earlier Gains
22   U.S. PPI Firms; Core Prices Remain Soft
21   UK Claimant Count Turns Lower Amid Reports With Conflicting Signals
20   German Investors Upbeat On Economic Prospects 6 Months Ahead
20   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales Hold On To Early-April Gain
20   U.S. Petroleum Prices Remain Near High But Spot Prices Fall
19   Japanese Consumer Confidence Improves But Is Still Historically Low
19   U.S. Leading Economic Indicator Strength Revives
16   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Deteriorates With View Of Gov't Policy
16   Empire State Business Conditions Show Further Gain
16   U.S. Housing Starts Improve With Better Weather
15   UK Consumer Confidence Is Challenged By Electioneering
15   U.S. Claims For Jobless Insurance Increase, Again
15   Philadelphia Fed Index Increases As New Orders & Prices Rise
15   U.S. Industrial Output's Recovery Masked By Lower Utility Usage; Factory Output Firm
14   U.S. Business Inventories Resume Accumulation
14   U.S. Retail Sales Strengthen; Core Sales Strongest Since 2006
14   IP Rebound Screams Recovery
14   U.S. CPI Increase Is Weak; Core Prices Are Unchanged
13   Inflation In France And Germany
13   U.S. Small Business Optimism Falls To Lowest Since July
13   U.S. Budget Deficit Eased Versus FY'09
13   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens Slightly With Rise In Imports
12   Dating The U.S. Recession's End
12   Industrial Production In Five Countries
12   OECD LEIs Show Strongest Synchronized Revival Since 1975 Expansion
09   UK PPI Surges - Not What The Doctor Ordered
09   U.S. Unemployment By Age, Race, Gender & Schooling
08   Euro-Consumer Remains Sluggish
08   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Increase
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Decline Reverses Earlier Gain
07   U.S. Loans In Arrears Jump in 2009
07   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Slip
07   German Orders Hold Gains
07   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Fall As Interest Rates Rise
06   Monitoring Inflation/Deflation
06   U.S. Gasoline Prices Are Trending Higher
06   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales Strengthen In April
05   Improvement In The Russian Economy
05   Money Supply Growth Begins To Shift - Is That All?
05   U.S. Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Recover
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Continues To Strengthen
02   U.S. Vehicle Sales Recover
02   Auto Sales In The Zone Come Back To Earth
02   U.S. Job Market Firms; Jobless Rate Is Steady And Payrolls Rise
01   German Retail Sales Back-Track In February But Still Show An Uptrend Can It Last?
01   Challenger Layoffs Increase Slightly
01   U.S. Initial Claims For Jobless Insurance Fall To Lowest Since 2008
01   ISM Manufacturing Index Is Boosted By Inventories

March 2010

31   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Firmed In March
31   U.S. Factory Inventories Continue To Accumulate
31   EU: Growth So Slow, You'd Hardly Know...
31   ADP Report: Private Sector Job Loss Disappoints Expectations
30   Some Positive Economic News From Portugal
30   Is Japan Completing Its Transition To Growth From Recession?
30   U.S. Gasoline Prices Retrace Earlier Gain
30   U.S. Consumer Confidence Reverses Prior Deterioration
30   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Hits A Brick Wall?
29   Economic Sentiment In Non Euro Countries Exceeds That Of Euro Area Countries
29   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Both Moderate
26   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Is Stable At Improved Level
26   Italian Households Take Another Step Back In Comfort Italian Consumer Confidence Turns The Corner, The Wrong Corner
26   U.S. GDP 4Q Increase Is Lowered Slightly; Profits Are Firm
25   The Technology Sector Is Firming
25   UK Retail Sales Rebound After Larger Set-Back
25   U.S. Initial Claims For Unemployment Insurance Stay Near Cycle Low
24   New Home Sales Drop But Prices Rise - Go Figure
24   Euro-Area PMIs Rise Sharply Other Things Unravel...
24   Durable Goods Trends Continue Higher
23   Measures Of Inflation/Deflation In Taiwan
23   French Business Climate Gets Better As Political Climate Gets Worse...
23   U.S. Gasoline Prices Inch Up Further
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales Remain Depressed
22   Canadian Consumer Prices
22   Canadian Retail Sales Are On A Roll
22   Chicago Fed Index Indicates Slower Growth Last Month
19   Orders Drop In Italy And France Upward Trend Is Mixed
19   Philadelphia Fed Index Increases With Shorter Delivery Speeds & Higher Prices
18   U.S. Current Account Deficit Widens Modestly;Flows of Goods, Services and Capital Show Signs of Recovery
18   U.S. Initial Claims For Insurance Slip Again
18   Gains in U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Weaken
18   CPI Stays Unchanged; Core Is Weak
17   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Rise Again In March
17   UK Claimant Count In Surprise Move Lower
17   U.S. PPI Falls With Weak Energy & Core Prices
16   German Investors More Cautious: Concerns Over Greece?
16   U.S. Gasoline Prices Move Higher
16   U.S. Import Prices Dip With Oil
16   U.S. Housing Starts Decline
15   Measures Of Inflation For India And China
15   Japan Retail Sales Hit Some Highlights
15   U.S. Home Builders' Index Deteriorates
15   Empire State Business Conditions Show Improved Factory Sector
15   Industrial Output Gains Moderate M/M, But Remain Broad
12   U.S. Business Inventories Roughly Unchanged; I/S Ratios Depressed
12   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Dips Again Though Uptrend Continues
12   EMU IP Sees Light Of Day- Posts Yr/Yr Growth
12   U.S. Retail Sales Firm; "Core" Sales Rise To Highest Since 2008
11   U.S. Flow of Funds Shows Outright Contraction of Business Credit
11   U.S. Initial Claims For Insurance Slip Again
11   Japan's GDP Still Up Sharply But Less Than Before Revision
11   U.S. Trade Deficit Unexpectedly Moves Lower
10   U.S. Monthly Budget Deficit A Record
10   UK Industrial Production Losses Momentum - So What?
10   Manpower Survey Indicates Positive But Limited Jobs Growth
09   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Highest Since February '09
09   Business Confidence In Australia Rises
09   French Deficit Shrinks
09   U.S. Gasoline Prices Are Highest Since 2008
09   U.S. Small Business Optimism Slips
08   Economy Watchers In Japan Find Improvement In Current And Future Business Conditions
08   German IP Advances
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Records First Increase in Year
05   Has Germany Found The Missing Link?
05   U.S. Unemployment Rate Steadies; Payrolls Fall Modestly
04   U.S. Pending Home Sales Decline Sharply
04   U.S. Factory Inventories Turn Toward Accumulation
04   EMU GDP Stays Put - No Revision
04   U.S. Initial Claims For Insurance Fall Back
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Hits Highest Since 2007
03   Challenger Indicates Smaller Decline in Jobs
03   ADP Report: Job Cuts Abate Despite Severe Weather
03   EMU Retail Sales And Car Registrations Show Some Gains
03   U.S. Vehicle Sales Suffer From Harsh Weather & Toyota Recall
02   More Favorable Data From Japan
02   Progress- No Happily Ever After Euro-Area Inflation In February Stays Under Wraps
02   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales Slip
02   U.S. Petroleum Prices Move Higher
01   Canada's Q4 GDP Rise Due Mainly To Foreign Trade
01   Unemployment Rate Steadies In The Euro-Area... But Not Much Else
01   U.S. Construction Activity Falls To Lowest Since 2003
01   ISM Manufacturing Index Fell From January High
01   U.S. Personal Income Remains Weak

February 2010

26   EMU Inflation Stays Under Wraps
26   U.S. Existing Home Sales Plummet As Prices Fall Sharply
26   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Revised Little And Remains Near High
26   U.S. GDP 4Q Increase Made Stronger By Inventories
25   A Pause And Backtrack In EU/EMU Growth In February
25   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Jump With Poor Weather
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Surge Due To Aircraft
24   Orders Continue In Their Upswing
24   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Slip Again
24   U.S. New Home Sales Plumb Record Low, Weather or Not?
23   U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls Sharply
23   Confidence Among German Industrialists Slips A Bit In February
23   U.S. Weekly Chain Store Sales Look Lifeless
23   U.S. Weekly Gasoline Prices Recover Somewhat
23   Case-Shiller Home Price Index Continues Modest Recovery
22   Taiwan And Thailand Report Q4 09 GDP Growth
22   Large EU Country Orders Go Back On The Rise... Mostly
22   Chicago Fed Index Increases To Nearly Highest Since 2007
19   The Fed De-Eases Bank Lending Terms
19   Disturbing Mixed Message From The Markit PMIs In EMU
19   CPI Firms With Energy Prices But Core Prices Decline
18   Philadelphia Fed Index Increases With Broad-Based Component Strength
18   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Move Back Up
18   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Suggest Continued Recovery
18   Industrial Trends In UK Continue Turning Higher
18   U.S. PPI Jumps Again With Energy Price Strength
17   Euro-Area Trade Surplus Moves Up Sharply
17   U.S. Import Price Gains Continue Strong
17   Industrial Output Firms
17   U.S. Housing Starts Rise But Forward Momentum Is Weak
16   U.S. Home Builders' Index Improves Slightly
16   German Investors Continue To Lower Expectations
16   Empire State Factory Conditions Improve; Inventories End Decumulation
15   Deflation Intensifies in Japan
12   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Dips From Recent High
12   U.S. Business Inventories Slip After Two-Month Increase
12   Every Picture Tells A Story...Or Do It?
12   U.S. Retail Sales Recover From Yearend Blues
11   Federal Reserve Injects Liquidity Into Banks
11   Seven Strikes And You're Out?
11   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Reverse Three-Week Increase
10   U.S. Weekly Mortgage Applications Slip
10   Much Of EMU's IP Stumbles In December...How Worried Should We Be?
10   U.S. Trade Deficit Hits 12-Month High
09   Euro Area Budget Crises And The Euro
09   German: HICP Moderate But Accelerating
09   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Improve Slightly
09   Weekly Chain Store Sales Improve Yet Remain Off From Earlier Highs
09   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves Modestly
08   Two French Authorities Point To Improving Business Sentiment
08   Canada Housing Starts Rise; Still It Is Stalked By The Threat Of A Stalled Rebound
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Becomes Third Rail Of U.S. Economy
05   OECD LEIs Make Strong Advances
05   U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls Sharply; Payroll Decline Is Modest
04   U.S. Factory Shipments Surge and Trim Inventories Slightly
04   German Orders Dive In December
04   Strong U.S. Worker Productivity Drives Down Costs
04   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Inch Up
03   EMU Retail Sales And The Euro-Area Prospects For Stability
03   Challenger Indicates Labor Market Deterioration
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Remains Near Break-Even
03   U.S. Vehicle Sales Suffer From Promotions' End
03   ADP Report: Payroll Employment Decline Continues To Shrink
02   German And French Retail Sales
02   German Retail Sales In Very Slow-Motion Recovery
02   U.S. Weekly Gasoline Prices Meander
02   U.S. Pending Home Sales Improve
01   Russian GDP Declined 7.9% In 2009
01   EMU PMIs Continue To Recovery
01   U.S. Construction Activity Falls Further
01   ISM Manufacturing Index Reaches Highest Since 2004
01   U.S. Personal Income & Spending In Record Decline Last Year

January 2010

29   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Highest in Two Years
29   U.S. Employment Cost Index Fell To Lowest On Record
29   Ain't No Sunshine When It's Gone... Money Growth
29   U.S. GDP Rise Is The Quickest Since 2003
28   EMU Recovery Remains In Force
28   Chicago Fed Index Slipped
28   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Slip
28   U.S. Durable Goods Orders' Improvement Abates
27   FOMC Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged
27   U.S. Federal Budget Deficit Projections Falling From Lofty Heights
27   French Biz And Household Sectors Continue Process Of Repair
27   U.S. New Home Sales Drop Again & Remain 75% Below Peak
26   FHFA Home Price Index Ticks Up Both M/M And Y/Y
26   Less Pessimism Among German Business Executives
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves Modestly
26   Case-Shiller Home Price Gains Are Modest
25   Lackluster German Consumer Climate
25   Belgium Leads The Way, Pauses Then Resumes Its Climb
25   U.S. Existing Home Sales Sink But Prices Firm
22   EMU Orders Surprise But Really Do Not Delight
22   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Suggest Continued Recovery
21   EMU Flash PMIs Tell Mixed Tale... Improvement Continues But Pace Slows In Services (Jobs) Sector
20   Housing Starts Unwound
20   Italian Orders Continue Upswing
20   PPI Core Behaves; Headline Is Still Unruly
19   U.S. Home Builders' Index Dips Again
19   German Investors More Cautious On The General Outlook But Still See Improvement In The Profit Outlook
19   Misery Reaches Highest Since 1983
18   Japan Data Show Improvement but Indicators Still Below a Year Ago
15   Michigan Consumer Sentiment Edges Higher
15   Industrial Output In December Is Lifted By Utilities
15   EMU Trade Surplus Shrinks
15   CPI's 2009 Decline Is First Since 1955
14   U.S. Business Inventories Show a Second Monthly Gain
14   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Higher Again
14   U.S. Import Prices Are Stable As Oil Costs Slip
14   German Posts Lowest Annual Inflation Rate In 20-Years
14   U.S. Retail Sales Weaken At Yearend But 2009 Improved
13   Industrial Output Is Making Continued Gains In Europe
13   U.S. Small Business Optimism Slips Again As Credit Remains Tight
13   JOLTS: U.S. Job Openings Remains At Series' Low
12   Industrial Production In India Continues To Advance
12   Weekly Chain Store Sales Likely Suffered From Price Discounting
12   U.S. Weekly Gasoline Prices Move Higher
12   U.S. Trade Deficit Increases With Economic Recovery
11   French Industrial Output Recovers Lead By A Rebound In Investment Goods
11   Irish Industrial Production:Modern Vs Traditional Sectors
11   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Decline Reaches Historic Proportion
08   OECD LEIs Are Surging Especially Strong Is The Euro-Area
08   U.S. December Payroll Decline Is Modest Disappointment; 2009 Is Weakest Year Since WWII
07   Euro-Nowhere Man Retail Sales In Europe Are Going Nowhere - But Not Very Fast
07   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Nudge Higher
06   EMU Orders Take A Step Back
06   Challenger Indicates Further Improvement in the Labor Market
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves To Break-Even
06   U.S. Vehicle Sales Improve At Yearend But For 2009 Were The Lowest In Twenty Seven Years
06   ADP Report: U.S. December Payroll Employment Decline Is Smallest Since March 2008
05   Weekly Chain Store Sales Improve Sharply
05   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rise Further
05   U.S. Weekly Gasoline Prices Move Higher
05   French Consumers Take A Step Back After Fourth Months of Improved Confidence
05   U.S. Factory Inventories & Shipments Increase Again
05   A Double Dip In Singapore's GDP?
04   Indonesia Avoids Recession
04   U.S. Construction Activity Falls Further
04   ISM Manufacturing Series Show Broad-Based Gains
04   Manufacturing Is Digging Out