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December 2013

31   U.S. Consumer Confidence Rebounds in December
31   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Firms More; Strongest Since 2006
31   2014: An Upswing At Last?
30   U.S. Pending Home Sales Have Slim Rise in November
30   Spain's Retail Sales Snap Back
27   French PPI Components Are Mixed
26   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall Back in Seasonal Volatility
26   South Korean Confidence Continues Its Slow Progress in December
24   U.S. New Home Sales Dip But Prices Strengthen
24   U.S. Petroleum Prices Improve
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Show Broad-Based Strength
23   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Reaches Twelve-Month High
23   Consumer Sentiment Rise Is To The Highest Level Since July
23   U.S. Consumers Dip Into Savings to Sustain Personal Spending
23   Consumer Confidence Hits the Skids in Italy
20   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Upward With Improved Consumer Spending
20   Germany Confidence Plows Ahead
19   U.S. Existing Home Sales Fall and Prices Weaken Further
19   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Pick Up Last Month after October Pause
19   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Disappoints
19   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Surge With Seasonal Quirks
18   FOMC Will Reduce the Rate of Asset Purchases
18   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline Further
18   U.S. Housing Starts Surge to Highest Level Since 2008
17   U.S. Chain Store Sales Bounce Back
17   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip As Crude Oil Moves Up
17   U.S. Home Builders Index Recovers To Expansion High
17   U.S. Consumer Prices Remain Unchanged
16   U.S. Worker Productivity Growth is Revised Up
16   U.S. Industrial Production Improves
16   Empire State Factory Index Is Disappointing
13   U.S. Producer Price Index Slips With Energy Price Decline
13   Japan's IP Advances in October
12   U.S. Business Inventories Continue to Climb
12   U.S. Import Prices Decline Further
12   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rebound
12   U.S. Retail Sales Gain is Strongest Since June
12   EMU IP Sags in October
11   U.S. Budget Deficit Falls; Revenues Advance as Outlays Decline
11   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Remain Depressed While Rates Rise
11   Germany Is a High Inflation Country in EMU! But for How Long?
10   U.S. Chain Store Sales Fall Sharply Again
10   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Holds Steady But Hires Slip
10   U.S. Gasoline Prices Are Stable But Crude Oil Costs Rise
10   U.S. Small Businesses Lack Enthusiasm Near Yearend
10   EMU Industrial Production Is Generally Recovering
09   U.S. Financial Account Shows Moderately Increased Borrowing in Q3
09   NABE Forecast Indicates Continued Economic Expansion
09   German IP Drops in October
06   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Remains Strong
06   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Strengthens
06   U.S. Personal Income Edges Down in October
06   U.S. Payroll Employment Gain is Steady; Unemployment Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since 2008
06   German Orders Step Back
05   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Slip
05   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Near 2007 Low
05   U.S. GDP Growth Boosted By More Inventory Accumulation
04   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Falls Sharply
04   U.S. New Home Sales Surge as Prices Plummet
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks As Exports Strengthen
04   U.S. ADP Jobs Survey Unexpectedly Strengthens
03   U.S. Vehicle Sales Surge to Seven-Year High
03   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip
03   U.S. Chain Store Sales Disappoint as Holiday Season Begins
03   EMU PPI Is Still Losing Steam- and Faster
02   U.S. Construction Spending Recovers Its Earlier Decline
02   U.S. ISM Index Shows Additional Factory Sector Improvement
02   Manufacturing on Slow Rise in Europe

November 2013

29   Spain Shows Europe Is Headed for Its 'Put Up or Shut Up' Moment
27   U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Fall Further
27   November U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rebounds Slightly
27   U.S. October Durable Goods Orders Slip on Swing in Aircraft Orders
27   German Consumer Confidence Is a Juggernaut of Strength
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence Falls Further in November
26   September and October U.S. Housing Permits
26   Italian Consumer Confidence Edges Higher Again
25   U.S. Pending Home Sales Continue to Erode
22   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings & Hires Rates Move Up
22   German Ifo Fills Out
22   Belgium National Bank Survey Shows Improvement
21   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Retreats as Prices Advance
21   U.S. PPI Falls Again but Core Price Increase Firms
21   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Fall to Two-Month Low
21   PMIs Lose Luster in Europe
20   U.S. Business Inventories Increase in September
20   U.S. Existing Home Sales Continue To Weaken
20   U.S. Consumer Prices Dip With Lower Energy Prices
20   U.S. Retail Sales Gain As Auto and Restaurant Purchases Advance
20   German PPI Sinks in October
19   U.S. Chain Store Sales Are Slightly Improved
19   U.S. Gasoline Price Decline Stabilizes as Demand Firms
19   U.S. Employment Cost Index Gain Paced by Benefits Increase
19   Germany's ZEW Barometer Improves- But for How Long?
18   U.S. Home Builders Index Is Steady Following Sharp October Decline
18   EMU Trade Balance Improves
15   U.S. Home Affordability Enhanced by Lower Home Prices
15   U.S. Import and Export Prices Move Lower
15   U.S. Industrial Production Total Slips But Factory Output Gains
15   Empire State Factory Index Weakens Further
15   EMU Inflation Continues to Plunge-What Does It Mean?
14   U.S. Worker Productivity Growth is Steady
14   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall Again
14   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens; Shortfall with China Sets Record
14   EMU GDP Is Advancing, but Not for All Members
13   U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks; Revenues Jump and Spending Falls
13   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Retreat as Interest Rates Tick Higher
13   U.S. Energy Prices Are Under Pressure
13   IP European-style Continues to Tease European Paradox
12   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Holds in Positive Territory
12   U.S. Small Businesses Develop a Less Optimistic Economic Assessment
12   OECD Leading Indicators Confirm Strength in Euro-periphery
11   Greek Trade Trends Set to Sour
08   U.S. Personal Income Increase Remains Firm
08   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Continues To Fall
08   U.S. Payroll Job Gain Is Unexpectedly Strong; Jobless Rate Notches Up
08   Germany's Trade and Current Surpluses Continue to Rise
07   U.S. Consumers Ramp Up Credit Usage
07   U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Decline
07   U.S. GDP Growth Improves To A 2.8% Rate
07   German IP Drops but Expansion Lies Ahead
06   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Retreat; Interest Rates Remain Low
06   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Post Another Firm Increase
06   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Edge Higher
06   German Orders Begin to Show Some Real Life
05   U.S. Home Prices Continue to Firm
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves Modestly
05   U.S. Chain Store Sales Remain on a Weak Footing
05   U.S. Energy Prices Continue Downward
05   EMU PPI Falls...But Is Gaining Traction
04   U.S. Factory Sector Orders and Inventories Improve
04   U.S. Vehicle Sales Are Off Highs, But Up Year-to-Year
04   Manufacturing PMI Changes Are Negative in October
01   U.S. ISM Index Nudges Higher While Prices Index Slips
01   Peripheral Countries Are Still Lagging: Will That Continue?

October 2013

31   MNI Chicago Index Jumps to Highest Level in Nearly Three Years
31   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Filings Slip
31   German Consumer Climate Edges Lower with Repercussions?
30   FOMC Reaffirms the Need to Maintain An Easy-Money Posture
30   U.S. Business Inventories Rise Moderately
30   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Recover as Interest Rates Fall
30   U.S. Consumer Prices Rise Modestly
30   U.S. ADP Survey Indicates Slowing Employment Growth
29   U.S. PPI Edges 0.1% Lower in September; Core Prices Up 0.1%
29   U.S. Consumer Confidence Deteriorates Amongst Young and Old Alike
29   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Increase Is the Strongest Since 2006
29   U.S. Retail Sales Slip But Spending less Autos Firms
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Decline Sharply
28   U.S. Industrial Production Increase Led By Utilities
28   Swedish Trade Flows Raise Questions
25   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Ratchets Further Downward
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Surge As Aircraft Bookings Jump
25   Germany's Ifo Stalls in October
24   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Returns to Earlier High
24   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Dip, Though Remain Elevated
24   U.S. Trade Deficit Remains Fairly Constant
24   EMU Shows Slowing But Still Growth
23   FHFA Home Price Index Increase Eases
23   U.S. Mortgage Applications Move Lower
23   U.S. Construction Spending Continues to Strengthen
23   U.S. Import Price Inflation Remains Steady
23   French Manufacturing Is Doing Better...But Not Much Better
22   U.S. Energy Prices Remain Under Pressure
22   U.S. Hiring Continues at a Moderate Rate; Jobless Rate Falls
22   Canadian Retail Sales Still Spur Overall Growth
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Move Lower
21   Japan's Sector Indices Edge up in August
18   Canada: Another Country Where inflation Remains Under Wraps; But How Much Does That Really Matter?
17   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Dips M/M but Retains Strength
17   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop Disappoints
17   UK Retail Sales Continue Their Strength
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Works Its Way Lower
16   U.S. Mortgage Applications Downward Trend Remains In Place
16   Italy's Trade Balance Improves
15   Empire State Factory Index Declines
15   Germany's ZEW Index Advances Strongly
14   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Remain Trendless
14   EMU IP Recovers Sharply in August
11   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Shows Dour Expectations
11   Euro Area Inflation Trends and What They Really Mean
10   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Jump with Shutdowns & Glitches
10   IP in Italy and France Lags: How Sustainable Is This?
09   U.S. Mortgage Applications Show Little Bounce
09   German IP Rises as EMU-wide IP Stirs
08   U.S. Chain Store Sales Remain Lower
08   U.S. Gasoline Prices Hit Lowest Level Since January
08   U.S. Small Business Optimism Backpedals
08   German Orders Fall for the Second Month in a Row
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Continues Strong
04   EMU PPI Edges Higher
04   U.S. Home Affordability Depressed Both by Higher Mortgage Rates and Home Prices
03   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Pull Back
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Retreats
03   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Remain Near Recovery Low
03   EMU PMIs Continue to Advance in Services
02   U.S. ADP Survey Indicates Slightly Disappointing Job Gains
02   U.S. Mortgage Applications Remain Higher
01   U.S. Vehicle Sales Back Away From Recent High
01   U.S. Chain Store Sales Stabilize, but ...
01   U.S. ISM Index Shows Further Improvement in Manufacturing Sector Activity
01   U.S. Energy Prices Remain Under Downward Pressure
01   EMU Mfg In Slight Backtrack

September 2013

30   German Retail Sales Fail to Excite
30   MNI Chicago Index Shows Factory Sector Improvement
27   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Remains Depressed
27   U.S. Personal Income Gain Leads Personal Consumption Higher
27   EMU Gets Better...But
26   U.S. Pending Home Sales Continue To Decline
26   U.S. GDP Growth Is Unrevised
26   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Benefits Unexpectedly Move Lower
26   Truth Is Found in Global Money and Credit Trends
25   U.S. Financial Accounts Show Lower Credit Market Borrowing in Q2; New Data on Consumer Credit Detail
25   U.S. Mortgage Applications Increase Again As Interest Rates Decline
25   U.S. New Home Sales Recover Moderately As Prices Drop Further
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Tick Higher With Rebound in Transportation
25   Italians Feel Better-Should They?
24   U.S. Energy Prices Weaken Again
24   U.S. Consumer Confidence Declines To Lowest Since May
24   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Increase Slows Again
24   German Ifo Improves...But Barely
23   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Improves
23   EMU Services Sector Drives Recovery- But Where To?
20   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Move Lower
20   Lethargy Marks Italian Trade Trends
19   U.S. Existing Home Sales Improve Further As Prices Ease
19   U.S. Current Account Deficit Diminishes to 4-Year Low
19   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Continue Upward
19   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Improves Sharply
19   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Tick Higher
18   FOMC Elects to Hold Posture of Abundant Liquidity Provision
18   U.S. Mortgage Applications Recover Somewhat as Interest Rates Slip
18   U.S. Housing Starts Inch Higher
18   Euro Area Orders Recovery Is Not Uniform
17   U.S. Chain Store Sales Weaken
17   U.S. Energy Prices Slip
17   U.S. Home Builders Index Remains At Highest Level Since 2005
17   U.S. Consumer Price Inflation Remains Subdued
17   ZEW Spurts! Europe Falters?
16   U.S. Industrial Production Gain is Led by Autos & High-Tech
16   Empire State Factory Index Continues To Show Improvement
16   EMU Inflation Trends Stabilize and May Hide Problems
13   U.S. PPI Rises 0.3% in August due to Food and Energy; Core Prices Remain Flat Overall
13   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Falls Unexpectedly - Again
13   U.S. Retail Sales Have Small August Rise, but Durable-Good- Type Stores Generally Firmer
13   EMU Employment Losses Slow
12   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Drop to 7-1/2-Year Low; Processing Issues May Have Impacted Report
12   EMU IP Takes A Dip
11   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Stabilize in July; Mixed by Industry
11   Inflation in the Zone: Is It the Fly in the Ointment?
10   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Dips in July
10   EMU Members' IP Falters
09   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Moderates A Bit in July
06   U.S. Payroll Employment Gain Moderates; Unemployment Rate Moves Lower
06   German IP Gains Turn Flat
05   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Rise Sharply
05   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Continue Downward
05   U.S. ADP Survey Shows Continued Growth in Hiring
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves To Highest Level Since 2005
05   German Orders Deflate..for a Moment...Longer?
04   U.S. Vehicle Sales Rise To Six-Year High
04   U.S. Energy Prices Move Up
04   U.S. Mortgage Interest Rates Back Away From Recent High
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens Modestly; Reaches Record Depth With China
04   EMU Service Sector Is on the Mend
03   U.S. Construction Spending Improves
03   U.S. ISM Factory Sector Index Continues to Firm
03   Markit Manufacturing Indices for EMU and Europe Advance

August 2013

30   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Remains Depressed
30   U.S. Personal Income and Spending Moderate; Wage Income Falls
30   Euro Area Is on the Rise, but Is It on the Mend?
29   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Filings Slip
29   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Up With Trade and Inventories
29   Italian Businesses and Consumers Feel Somewhat Better
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Decline Further
28   U.S. Mortgage Interest Rates Reach Two-Year High
28   Brussels...We Have A Problem
27   U.S. Consumer Confidence Ticks Up M/M
27   U.S. Gasoline Prices Remain Unchanged
27   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Increase Eases Again
27   German Ifo Index Advances as Expectations Lag
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Decline Sharply; Orders Excluding Transportation Slip
26   Inflation Trend-Differences Hamper Policy in EMU
23   U.S. New Home Sales Retrace All of This Year's Gains
23   UK GDP Is Even Stronger
22   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rise
22   FHFA Home Price Index Advances An Improved 7.7% Y/Y
22   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rebound
22   EMU Recovery Continues as Does Bifurcation
21   U.S. Mortgage Applications Decline Sharply with Refinancings; Mortgage Rates Tick Higher
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales Jump to Highest Level Since 2007; Prices Remain Firm
21   UK Orders and Expected-Orders Show Strength
20   U.S. Chain Store Sales Soften
20   U.S. Gasoline Prices Edge Down
20   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Still Indicates Subpar Economic Growth
20   Japan Sector Indices Show Recovery
19   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Vary By Three Times, Highest-to Lowest
19   Japan's Trends Twist and Turn
16   U.S. Worker Productivity Gains Moderately in Q2 but Remains Unchanged Y/Y
16   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Falls Unexpectedly
16   U.S. Housing Starts Rebound As Multi-family Recovers; Single-family Slips
16   Auto Sector in Europe Revives but Slowly and with Issues
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Moves To Eight-Year High
15   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Remains Positive
15   U.S. Initial Claims Drop to 320K; Pre-Crisis Lows Sustained
15   U.S. Industrial Production Remains Unchanged
15   U.S. CPI Moderates As Energy Price Strength Cools
15   Heat Wave Drives UK Retail Spending; What Is the Heat Source: Global Warming or Its Own Economic Engine?
14   U.S. Home Mortgage Applications Slacken; Mortgage Rates Slip
14   U.S. PPI Unexpectedly Remains Unchanged; Core Prices Are Well Behaved
14   It's Official (If Preliminary) as EMU Recession Ends
13   U.S. Business Inventories Remain Unchanged
13   U.S. Small Business Optimism Ticks Higher
13   U.S. Import Prices Rise After Four Months of Decline
13   U.S. Retail Sales Gain Slackens As Motor Vehicle Sales Decline
13   ZEW Index Rises on Both of Its Legs
12   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Show Improvement
12   Japan Slows Quarter-to-Quarter
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Continue To Decline
09   French IP Falls Unexpectedly
08   U.S. Mortgage Delinquency Rates Continue To Fall
08   OECD LEIs Show Growth for the Most Part
08   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Tick Higher W/W; Remain Near Lowest Since 2007
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Continues Firm
07   German IP Jumps After Stumble
07   U.S. Home Mortgage Applications and Interest Rates Are Stable
06   U.S. Gasoline Prices Meander Sideways
06   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Remains Unchanged
06   Germany: the Leader That Is a Strong Follower?
06   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows Sharply As Exports Jump and Imports Slide
05   Services Metrics Show Weakness in the Periphery
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Rebounds Along With Pricing Power
02   U.S. Personal Income Slows in June; Revisions Raise Saving Rate
02   U.S. New and Unfilled Factory Orders Again Are Strong
02   U.S. Employment Growth Disappoints; Unemployment Rate Declines
01   U.S. Vehicle Sales Remain Firm
01   Global Conditions Show Great Variation
01   U.S. Construction Spending Backpedals
01   Challenger Job Cuts Decline M/M
01   U.S. ISM Factory Sector Index Reaches Highest Level in More Than Two Years
01   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall To New Low

July 2013

31   FOMC Will Continue to Provide Abundant Liquidity to the Economy
31   U.S. Employment Cost Index Firms in Q2
31   U.S. ADP Survey Indicates Steady Improvement in Hiring
31   German Retail Sales Sour
31   U.S. GDP Growth Beats Expectations; Price Inflation Is Modest
30   EMU/EU Indices Show a Real Rebound
30   U.S. Consumer Confidence Shows Optimism of Youth
30   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Strengthens Further
29   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Activity Index Declines
29   Italian Confidence Follows Up on Its Spurt
29   U.S. Pending Home Sales Slip
26   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Improves
26   French 'Household Confidence' Tics Up- Does It Mean Anything?
25   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Notch Higher
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Again Reflect Strong Aircraft Bookings
25   German IFO Edges Higher in July - Still It Looks Like a Plateau to Me
24   U.S. New Home Sales Advance Further in June
24   U.S. Home Mortgage Interest Rates Slip But So Too Do Mortgage Applications
24   EMU PMIs Turn Up - But Not Yet the Right Stuff?
23   FHFA Home Price Index Builds Upward Momentum
23   French Businesses Are More Upbeat - Do They Know Something?
23   U.S. Gasoline Prices Rise To Highest Level Since March
23   U.S. Chain Store Sales Reach All-Time High
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Unexpectedly Slip as Inventories Drop; Prices Improve
22   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Remains Negative
22   Spain's price trends reveal global turbulence
19   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Weaken This Year
19   As Central Banks Struggle With Policy, Global Inflation Trends are Locked Together
18   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Improves To Two-Year High
18   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Are Unchanged
18   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Retreat
18   UK Retail sales stay off to the races
17   U.S. Chain Store Sales Backpedal
17   U.S. Mortgage Applications Depressed by Fewer Refinancings
17   U.S. Housing Starts Fall Led By Multi-family
17   Industrial Orders Show Some Progress
17   Zew Index Backtracks Instead of Making Progress
16   U.S. Industrial Production Improves
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Continues Its Sharp Improvement
16   U.S. CPI Jumps With Energy Prices; Inflation Tame Elsewhere
15   U.S. Retail Sales Driven Higher by Durables and Internet Sales
15   Empire State Factory Index Increases Reflecting Broad-based Improvement
15   Export Trends Tell an Uneven Story of Growth
15   U.S. Business Inventories Tick Higher M/M But Trend Slows
12   U.S. PPI Is Strengthened By Higher Energy Prices
12   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Is Fairly Stable
12   E-Zone IP Dips in May
11   U.S. Budget Surplus Emerges as Medicare and Defense Payments Decline
11   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Surprisingly Move Higher
11   U.S. Import and Export Prices Continue Lower
10   Europe's Industrial Healing Seems To Be Underway But What About The Rest Of The Economy?
10   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Decline As Sales Rebound
10   U.S. Chain Store Sales Jump To New High
10   U.S. Mortgage Applications Decline Further With Elevated Rates
9   UK Manufacturing in a Surprising Slump
9   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip But Crude Oil Breaks $100.00 per Barrel
9   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Holds Steady
9   U.S. Small Business Optimism Backpedals Somewhat
8   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Firm in May, but Yearly Trends Unchanged
8   OECD LEIs Show Some Comfort
5   U.S. Job Growth Strengthens; Unemployment Rate Is Stable
5   German Orders Fall Again
3   U.S. ADP Jobs Survey Shows Improved Hiring
3   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Decline Modestly
3   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Deteriorates To Three-Year Low
3   U.S. Trade Deficit Deteriorates Sharply
2   U.S. Vehicle Sales Strengthen Further
2   U.S. New and Unfilled Factory Orders Rise Sharply
2   U.S. Chain Store Sales Improve Moderately
2   U.S. Gasoline Prices Ease
2   U.S. Construction Spending Moves Up Slightly
1   U.S. ISM Composite Factory Sector Index Recovers

June 2013

28   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Recovers in Late June
27   U.S. Personal Income and Spending Turn Positive in May; Saving Rate Higher
27   EU Does Better...Can it Continue?
26   U.S. GDP Growth is Revised Lower with Lessened Growth in Domestic Purchases
26   U.S. Mortgage Applications Continue Lower As Interest Rates Surge
25   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Continues To Strengthen
25   U.S. New Home Sales Rise To Recovery High
25   U.S. Consumer Confidence Trends Higher
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Strength Is Broad-based
24   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Remains Negative
24   IFO German Index Advances
21   State Unemployment Rates Continue Lower but Vary Greatly
20   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Were Strong in May
20   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Recovers to a Two-Year High
20   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Move Higher
20   EMU Down-Draft Abates
20   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rise on Financial Series' Strength
19   FOMC Leaves Fed Funds, Economic Outlook and Securities Purchases Unchanged
19   U.S. Mortgage Applications Move Lower Despite Interest Rate Stability
19   Japan's Trade Trends
18   U.S. Housing Starts Rise As Multi-family Recovers
18   U.S. CPI Ticks Higher But Food Prices Slip
18   U.S. Chain Store Sales Tick Up W/W but Trend Lower
18   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip While Crude Oil Strengthens
18   German Zew Expectations Make Slight Rise as European Auto Sales Struggle
17   U.S. Home Builders Index Surges To Highest Level Since 2006
17   Empire State Factory Index Recovers but Components Weaken
17   e-Zone Trade Surplus Shrinks but Stays Large
14   U.S. Industrial Output Nudges Higher
14   U.S. PPI Moves Upward With Energy and Food Prices
14   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Deflates Moderately
14   French Retail Sales Continue Weak
13   U.S. Business Inventories Increase Moderately
13   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Continue Lower
13   U.S. Import and Export Prices Decline
13   U.S. Retail Sales Post a Surprisingly Firm Gain
13   EMU Inflation Continues to Wither or Plunge
12   U.S. Mortgage Rates Continue Higher And Depress Refinancings
12   U.S. Budget Deficit Grows Modestly
12   E-zone IP Rises Despite Cross-Currents
11   U.S. Small Business Optimism Continues To Improve
11   U.S. Petroleum Prices Tick Higher
11   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Falls But Hiring Improves
11   UK IP slips in April
10   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Remains Moderate
7   U.S. Employment Growth and Unemployment Rate Rise a Bit
7   German IP Jumps and Soars Early in Q2
6   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall Back
6   Run of Good News Ends as German Orders Back-Track
6   U.S. Flow of Funds Show Modest Reduction in Q1 Credit Market Borrowing
5   U.S. Worker Productivity is Revised Down but Compensation & Unit Labor Costs Decline Significantly
5   U.S. ADP Jobs Survey Indicates Moderate Hiring
5   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Increases Modestly
5   Euro Area Services Edge Higher in May
4   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens as Imports Recover
4   U.S. Chain Store Sales Recover W/W but Are Lower During the Last Month
4   U.S. Petroleum Prices Remain Unchanged
4   EMU PPI Inflation is Still Sinking
3   U.S. Vehicle Sales Rebound
3   U.S. ISM Composite Factory Sector Index Falls to Recovery Low
3   U.S. Construction Spending Inches Higher
3   EMU MFG PMIs Head Higher

May 2013

31   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Continues To Improve
31   U.S. Personal Income, Spending and Prices Fall; Savings Remain Lean
31   EMU Unemployment Continues to Rise
30   U.S. GDP Growth Remains Moderate but Profits Decline
30   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Unexpectedly Notch Higher
30   U.S. Pending Home Sales Reach a New High
30   EU Indices largely improve in May.
29   U.S. Mortgage Refinancings Drop Sharply With Higher Rates
29   U.S. Petroleum Prices Meander Sideways
29   U.S. Chain Store Sales Remain Down Versus Last Month
28   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Builds Forward Momentum
28   U.S. Consumer Confidence Continues To Strengthen
28   EMU-Era Low in French Confidence
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Led Higher by Aircraft
24   IFO Rebounds; Beer Remains Protected
23   U.S. New Home Sales Near Cycle-High as Prices Surge to Record
23   FHFA Home Price Index Remains in an Uptrend
23   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Pull Back
23   Flash PMIs gain ground in Europe: so what?!
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Improve Modestly; Prices Gain
22   EMU Current Account Spurts...Oh My!
21   U.S. Chain Store Sales Continue to Lose Forward Momentum
21   U.S. Gasoline Prices Improve But Crude Oil Prices Slip From High
21   UK and EMU Inflation Drop
20   NABE Forecast Shows Improved GDP Growth
20   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Suggests Economic Weakness
17   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Point Toward Continued Economic Expansion
17   Consumer Sentiment Improves To Recovery High
17   e-Zone Car Sales Show Some Life, EU Car Sales Show Even More
16   U.S. CPI Continues Downward With Energy Prices; Core Prices Up Minimally
16   Philadelphia Fed Business Activity Index Bounces Back With Pricing Power
16   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Jump
16   U.S. Housing Starts Drop to Five-Month Low as Multi-Family Building Slumps
15   Empire State Factory Index Returns To Negative Territory
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Recovers After Its April Swoon
15   U.S. Industrial Production Moves Lower
15   EMU GDP Drops Again; Light at the End of the Tunnel?
15   U.S. PPI Continues Downward With Energy Prices; Core Weakens Further
14   U.S. Small Business Optimism Reaches Six Month High
14   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Continue To Rebound
14   U.S. Import and Export Prices Fall Further
14   Zew Index Notches Down the Heat as Pew Poll Turns it Up
13   U.S. Retail Sales Edge Higher Despite Lower Gasoline Prices
13   U.S. Business Inventories Are Roughly Unchanged
10   Japan's Economy-Watcher's Index Rises
10   U.S. Budget Improves Meaningfully
9   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Continue Downward
9   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Increase as Sales Move Lower
9   UK IP Perks Up, but Still Drops in Quarter
8   U.S. Mortgage Applications Jump With More Refinancings
8   U.S. Chain Store Sales Back Away From Historic High
8   German IP Rises; Makes Gain in Q1
7   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Remains Firm But Hiring Lags
7   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Slackens, For Now
7   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Are Higher
7   German Orders Put in Strong Back-To-Back Gains
6   U.S. Unemployment: Age, Sex and Race Matter a Lot
3   U.S. Employment Growth Recovers; Jobless Rate Continues Lower
3   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Deteriorates Along With Pricing Power
2   U.S. Trade Deficit Falls Sharply As Imports Tumble
2   U.S. Worker Productivity Recovers Slightly
2   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall Sharply to New Low
2   Europe's Manufacturing Sector Flounders
1   U.S. ADP Jobs Survey Shows Greatly Reduced Hiring
1   U.S. Vehicle Sales Move Lower
1   FOMC Leaves Fed Funds, Growth and Inflation Outlook Unchanged
1   U.S. Construction Spending Reverses Earlier Rebound
1   U.S. ISM Composite Factory Sector Index & Prices Weaken Further

April 2013

30   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Posts Stronger Increase
30   U.S. Employment Cost Index Moderates
30   U.S. Consumer Confidence Amongst Young Individuals Improves
30   U.S. Gasoline and Natural Gas Prices Slip
29   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Nudge Higher
29   EU/EMU Economic Sentiment Drops: What's Next?
29   U.S. Pending Home Sales Reach a New High
26   U.S. GDP Growth Improves With Inventory Accumulation but Government Outlays Decline
26   Consumer Sentiment Decline Moderates
26   e-Zone Credit Contracts: Has Monetary Policy Met its Match?
25   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Near Recovery Low
25   German IFO reading drops
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Retrace Earlier Rise
24   U.S. Mortgage Applications Tick Higher
24   German IFO reading drops
23   U.S. Gasoline Price Decline Stabilizes; Natural Gas Surge Continues
23   U.S. New Home Sales Advance As Prices Fall Back
23   FHFA Home Price Index Continues to Firm
23   e-Zone PMIs Remain Under Pressure
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Slip but Prices Improve
22   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Indicates Growth Moderation
22   Retail Sales Remain Weak in Zone; G-20 Remains Weak in the Knees
19   State Labor Market Conditions Are All Over The U.S. Map
19   Italian Orders Erode Along With Governmental Prospects
18   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Continue To Firm
18   Philadelphia Fed Business Activity Index Slips; Pricing Power Evaporates
18   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Nudge Up
18   EMU Inflation Stabilizes at 2.4% - but the Devil is in the Details
17   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Weaken
17   U.S. Mortgage Applications For Refinancing & Purchase Rise
17   Europe's Car Registrations Show Faint Pulse
16   U.S. Industrial Production Gain Supported by Utility Output
16   U.S. CPI Falls As Energy Prices Move Lower
16   U.S. Housing Starts Gain Reflects Firmer Multi-family Sector
15   Empire State Factory Index Deteriorates
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Falls to Six-Month Low
15   EMU Surplus Improves on Weak Imports
12   U.S. Retail Sales Led Lower by Gasoline Price Decline
12   U.S. PPI Whipsawed By Food & Energy; Core Trends Lower
12   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Revisits July low
11   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Retreat
11   EMU Inflation is Headed Lower
11   U.S. Import Prices Retreat With Broad-based Declines
11   U.S. Budget Deficit Improves Significantly
10   U.S. Mortgage Applications Recover As Interest Rates Decline
10   OECD LEIs swing higher- will it continue?
9   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Improves To Recovery High
9   U.S. Small Business Optimism Backpedals; Employment Readings Weaken
9   U.S. Energy Prices Ease
9   German Trade Surplus Widens
8   U.S. Trade Deficit Improves With Higher Exports
8   German Industrial Production
5   U.S. Employment Gain Is Disappointing; Jobless Rate Continues To Slip
4   EMU Services Sink
4   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Spike
4   Challenger Job Cuts Slip M/M
3   U.S. ADP Employment Survey Indicates Slower Growth
3   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Falls Sharply
3   U.S. Mortgage Applications Decline Led by Fewer Refinancings
3   U.S. Vehicle Sales Dip M/M But Hold the High Ground
3   EMU Inflation Heads Lower
2   U.S. Factory Orders Increase Sharply
2   MFG PMIs Set Back a Stunned Europe
2   U.S. Energy Prices Slip Again; Crude Oil Firms
2   Chain Store Sales Jump to Record High
1   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Improves Sharply in Late-March
1   U.S. Construction Spending Rebounds
1   Japan's Tankan Improves but is Short of Expectations
1   U.S. ISM Factory Index Posts Unexpected Decline; Pricing Power Weakens

March 2013

29   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Are Firm
28   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Higher, but Remains Scant
28   Money and Credit Trends Disappoint
28   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Unexpectedly Move Up
27   U.S. Mortgage Applications Recover As Interest Rates Level Off
27   U.S. Pending Home Sales Are Roughly Stable at 3-Year High
27   EU Index Drops Off in March
26   French Consumer is Still Flat
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Recover
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence: The Bloom Falls Off the Rose
26   U.S. New Home Sales Slip But Prices Inch Up
26   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Strengthens
25   Italy Continues to Crumble. Cyprus Down; Italy Next?
25   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Suggests Moderate Economic Growth
25   German IFO turns Iffy
22   U.S. Mass Layoff Events Near Cycle Low
22   FHFA Home Price Index Continues to Firm
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales & Prices Improve
21   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Tick Higher
21   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Continue To Firm
21   Europe's PMIs Sag as Lift Off is Turned Back - How Bad is it?
21   Philadelphia Fed Business Activity Index Recovers
20   FOMC Projects Economic Improvement and Moderate Inflation
20   U.S. Mortgage Applications Pull Back As Rates Stay Up
19   U.S. Housing Starts & Building Permits Recover
19   U.S. Energy Prices Remain Firm
19   Chain Store Sales Are Firmer
19   Zew Index Rises Again in Germany
18   U.S. Home Builders Index Slips Again But Traffic Picks Up
18   E-Zone Trade Surplus Shrinks, Will Europe Shrink Too? Does Cyprus Matter?
18   Empire State Factory Index Remains Positive
15   U.S. CPI Driven Up By Rebound in Energy Prices
15   EMU Inflation Steadies Too Bad the EU and Its Politics Won't
15   U.S. Industrial Production Recovers With Across-the-Board Gains
15   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Backpedals
14   EURO REALITY: Jobs Situation Worsens in EMU
14   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Post An Unexpected Decline
14   U.S. Current Account Deficit Declines Again
13   U.S. Retail Spending Is Strong
13   IP Slows Its Growth in EMU
13   U.S. Business Inventories Jump And Raise I/S Ratio
13   U.S. Import Prices Jump With Higher Oil Costs
12   U.S. Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Is Firm
12   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves Again
12   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Continues Sideways Move
12   U.S. Petroleum Prices Retreat But Natural Gas Prices Firm
12   OECD LEIS Show Some Mixed Trends
11   U.S. Breadth of Job Increase is Improved
11   German Trade Deteriorates: Is Growth Reviving?
8   U.S. Employment Jumps; Jobless Rate Reaches Cycle Low
8   e-Zone Trade Trends and Other Trends: What They May Mean
7   U.S. Trade Deficit Deteriorates
7   U.S. Consumer Borrowing Remains Strong
7   U.S. Flow-of-Funds Highlight Q4 Gain in Credit Market Borrowing
7   U.S. Worker Productivity Decline Is Little Revised; Factory Sector Much Stronger
7   German Orders Wither Reincarnation to Take Longer
7   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Retreat
6   U.S. Payroll Growth in ADP Survey Remains Firm
6   Growth Rates in EMU Show Rather Equal Slowdown
6   U.S. Mortgage Applications Jump As Interest Rates Dip
6   U.S. Factory Orders Decline As Inventories Gain
5   U.S. Home Prices Continue Higher
5   U.S. Gasoline Prices Retrace Earlier Increase
5   EMU Services Weaken but are Revised Slightly Higher
5   Chain Store Sales Recover
5   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Inches Higher
5   PPIs in EMU Settle Down But the Zone Itself Still Does Not
4   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Price Changes Are Mixed
1   U.S. Vehicle Sales Remain Strong
1   U.S. Personal Income Tumbles, But Spending Inches Up
1   U.S. ISM Factory Index Increases Further; Pricing Power Strengthens
1   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Continues To Strengthen
1   U.S. Construction Spending Down in January, Mainly in Utility Plants

February 2013

28   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Up, But Remains Minimal
28   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Retreat
28   Jobs Rise in Germany!
27   U.S. Durable Goods Orders in January Dive; Forward Momentum Slows
27   EU Commission Indices Continue Weak Rebound
27   U.S. Pending Home Sales Recover To Highest Since 2010
27   U.S. Mortgage Applications Decline Again As Interest Rates Remain Higher
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence Rebounds With Improved Expectations
26   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Improves With Higher Sales and Low Inventories
26   UK Retail Survey Disappoints
26   U.S. Gasoline Prices Continue Upward
26   U.S. New Home Sales Jump As Prices Decline
25   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Deteriorates in January
25   IFO Spurts: Is Germany Leaving EMU Behind? Or just kicking its behind?
25   Business Economists Forecast Economic Improvement in 2014
21   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Rise Again
21   U.S. Consumer Price Inflation Held Back By Lower Energy Prices
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales Edge Higher, Supply of Homes for Sale Hovers Near Lows
21   EMU PMIs Reverse Favorable Trend German Continues to Show Growth
21   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Tick Higher
21   Philadelphia Fed Business Activity Index Shows Seasonal Deterioration
20   U.S. PPI Increases Moderately
20   U.S. Single-family Housing Starts Improve; Total Led Lower By Multi-family
20   U.S. Gasoline Prices Add to Earlier Gains
19   U.S. Home Builders Index Slips M/M And Traffic Declines
19   Zew Jumps
18   EMU Trade Surplus Widens on Weak Imports
15   U.S. Industrial Output Dips As Strength in Factory Sector Eases
15   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Improves Again
15   Empire State Factory Index Shows Broad-based Improvement
14   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Fall Again
14   EMU's GDP is Even Weaker
14   U.S. Business Inventory Accumulation Rate Moderates
14   EMU IP Also Rises
13   U.S. Retail Sales Tick Higher
13   U.S. Import and Export Prices Rebound
13   U.S. Mortgage Applications Slide As Interest Rates Remain At Higher Level
12   U.S. Small Business Optimism Recovers Further
12   U.S. Chain Store Sales Fall To 12-Month Low
12   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Retraces Earlier Gains
12   U.S. Gasoline Prices Add to Earlier Gains
11   U.S. Homebuyers Index Reaches New High In 2012
11   France Shows Modest Upswing in Sentiment
11   OECD Sees Mostly Slower Growth
8   U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks to Lowest Since January 2010
7   U.S. Consumers Continue To Borrow Aggressively
7   U.S. Worker Productivity Declines Drives Up Costs
7   German IP Rises but the Quarter is Lost but Next Year's Q1 May be a Gain!
7   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Trend Lower
6   U.S. Fed Loan Officer Survey Shows Firmer Loan Demand
6   German Orders Surge Mae West Strategy: Depending On the Demand of 'Strangers'
6   U.S. Mortgage Applications Recover
6   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Price Increases Are Broad-based
5   U.S. Chain Store Sales Rise W/W But Remain Well Below Holiday Peak
5   European Services PMIs Recover, But...
5   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Jump
5   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improvement Stalls
4   U.S. Vehicle Sales Back Away From Recent Highs
4   EMU PPI Settles Down, Even if EMU Doesn't
4   U.S. Factory Orders Surge Led By Durables
1   U.S. Construction Spending Recovers in December
1   European MPIs: JAWS!
1   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Improves Slightly
1   U.S. Job Growth Throttles Back As Unemployment Rate Ticks Higher
1   U.S. ISM Factory Index Reaches Nine-Month High; Pricing Power Improves Further

January 2013

31   U.S. Income Surges But Spending Slows
31   Beyond Japan's IP Rebound...
31   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Bounce Upward
31   Challenger Job Cuts Rise Slightly But Hiring Surges
31   U.S. Employment Cost Index Rise Remains Moderate
30   U.S. GDP Dips Due To Lower Inventories & Defense Spending; Prices Moderate
30   U.S. Payrolls in ADP Survey Post a Steady Increase
30   FOMC Will Continue Accommodation Until Labor Market Improves Further
29   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Revisits Late-2006 Strength
29   U.S. Consumer Confidence Continues Lower
29   German Confidence Edges Up
29   U.S. Energy Prices Continue Upward Drift
28   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Jump at Yearend; Shipments Reach Record High
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Fall Sharply
25   U.S. New Home Sales and Prices Improve during 2012
25   U.S. GDP Growth Is Forecasted To Pick Up; Inflation Interest Rates Remain Low
24   U.S. Leading and Coincident Economic Indicators Slow
24   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Slip To Another Five-Year Low
24   Flash PMIs Improve in Europe
23   FHFA Home Price Index Posts Broad-based Increase
23   U.S. Mortgage Applications Jump Again With More Refinancings
23   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Nudge Higher
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Decline While Prices Increase
22   Zew Expectations Surge!
22   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Shows Moderate Growth
18   State Unemployment Rates Are Lower But Range From 3.2% To 10.2%
18   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Becomes More Depressed
18   European Orders Continue to Drop
17   U.S. Housing Starts Surge With Warm Weather & Rebound From Sandy
17   Foreign Investors Acquire Larger Amounts of U.S. Securities in November
17   Philadelphia Fed Business Activity Index Reverses Most Of Its December Improvement
17   Japan Sector Indices Flounder
17   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop to Lowest Since January 2008
16   U.S. Consumer Prices Are Roughly Unchanged M/M And Slow Y/Y
16   U.S. Industrial Output Increase Moderates As Post-Sandy Effect Lessens
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Holds At A Six-Year High
16   U.S. Mortgage Applications Increase Further As Rates Dip
15   U.S. Retail Sales Increase Boosted By Auto Purchases
15   Empire State Factory Index Declines To Near Recovery Low
15   U.S. Business Inventories Continue To Accumulate Moderately
15   U.S. PPI Declines For Third Straight Month With Lower Energy Costs
14   FIBER: Commodity Prices Are Showing More Life
14   Encouraging Signs of Economic Growth from Leading Indicators
11   U.S. Trade Deficit Widens Sharply
11   U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks Sharply
11   European IP Still Declines
11   U.S. Import and Export Prices Slip
10   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise Slightly; Insured Rate Falls
10   Sweden Locks Into Slowdown
10   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Improvement Is Sustained
9   U.S. Mortgage Applications Surge In 2012
8   U.S. Chain Store Sales Reverse Holiday Improvement
8   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Remains Strong
8   U.S. Gasoline Crude Oil Prices Remain Slightly Higher
8   Canada's Ivey PMI Ends 2011 on a Positive Note
7   U.S. Labor Force Participation Decline Is Sharpest For Men
4   U.S. Vehicle Sales Edge Down in December; 2012 Volume Largest Since 2007
4   U.S. Job Growth Continues To Be Moderately Positive
4   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves Further
3   Challenger Job Cuts Near Recovery Low
3   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Move Slightly Higher
3   U.S. Payrolls Show A Surprisingly Firm Increase in ADP Survey
2   EMU PMIs Drop Harder the Year Ahead of Surviving Dangerously
2   U.S. Construction Spending Is Depressed by Hurricane Sandy
2   U.S. ISM Factory Index Posts A Limp Gain From Recovery Low; Pricing Power Increases Slightly