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December 2014

31   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rebound in November
31   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rise Modestly
30   U.S. Consumer Confidence Has Modest December Climb
30   U.S. Gasoline Prices Down Another 10 Cents
30   Spain's Inflation Makes Sharp Deceleration
24   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Tick Higher; Rates Edge Down
24   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Move Lower
23   U.S. Gasoline Prices Fall to Lowest Level Since 2009
23   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Moves Higher
23   U.S. Personal Income Has Moderate Gain, Spending Is Up 0.6% in November
23   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Show Unexpected Decline
23   U.S. New Home Sales Pull Back With Prices
23   U.S. GDP Growth in Q3 Revised Up to Strongest Since 2003; Final Demand Strengthened
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Decline
22   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Reaches Expansion High
22   Germany Is Still Importing Deflation: How Long?
19   Kansas City Fed Factory Sector Activity Improves; Raw Materials Pricing Power Evaporates
19   U.K. Confidence Dips; Will the Slip Be Ongoing?
18   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Indicates Moderating Growth
18   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Show Further Improvement
18   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Edge Down
18   German Ifo Bounces in December
17   FOMC Indicates Patience Toward Raising Rates
17   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline; Interest Rates Little-Changed
17   U.S. Current Account Deficit Deepens Slightly
17   U.S. Consumer Prices Post Largest Decline Since 2008; Core Prices Moderate
17   EMU's HICP Stays 1.7% Below Targeted Pace
16   U.S. Crude Oil and Gasoline Price Declines Continue
16   U.S. Housing Starts & Building Permits Ease
16   EMU PMI-The Sum Is Stronger Than Its Two Largest Parts; EMU Up; France & Germany Down
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Slips M/M; 2014 Edges Higher
15   U.S. Industrial Production Surges by Most Since May 2010
15   Empire State Factory Sector Index Turns Negative
15   UK Overall Orders Look Solid Even As Export Orders Fade
12   U.S. Producer Prices Decline With Oil Costs; Services Prices Up Minimally
12   Never-Ending Process of Adjustment in the Euro Area
11   U.S. Business Inventory Growth Eases in October Despite a Downtick in Sales
11   U.S. Import Price Decline Picks Up Speed
11   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Ease
11   U.S. Retail Sales Improvement Led by Autos
11   IP in EMU Members: Should We Believe the Weakness or the Strength?
10   U.S. Budget Deficit Eases With Less Spending
10   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Remain In Retreat
10   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rebound; Interest Rates Back Up
10   Consumer Confidence in Japan Withers: What of the Future?
09   U.S. Gasoline Price Decline Accelerates, Sparking Demand
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventory Growth Outpaces Sales
09   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Improves as Hiring Remains Firm
09   U.S. Small Business Optimism Jumps to New High
09   French Imports Flounder While Exports Show Surprising Strength
08   NABE Maintains Forecast of Improving Economic Growth
08   OECD LEIs Tell Unsettling Story
05   U.S. Payrolls Jump; Unemployment Rate Remains At 2008 Low
05   U.S. Trade Deficit Steadies as Exports and Imports Both Rise
05   U.S. Factory Sector Orders Decline As Petroleum Prices Fall
05   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Tapers Off
05   German Orders Rebound: Mixed Message
04   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline
04   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Fall Back
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Regains Strength
03   U.S. ADP Employment Growth Remains Steady
03   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline Along With Interest Rates
03   EMU Total PMIs weaken...on trend
02   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Renew Positive Growth
02   U.S. Construction Spending Rebounds
02   U.S. Gasoline Prices Continue To Move Lower
02   No Relief for ECB from PPI; No Relief for PPI from ECB
01   U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Suggests Firm Activity; Prices Plunge
01   Manufacturing Diffusion Weakness Reveals Global Slowdown

November 2014

26   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Jump; Unemployment Rate Falls to New Low
26   U.S. Pending Home Sales Decline
26   U.S. New Home Sales Improve; Prices Jump
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Boosted by Defense Aircraft
26   U.S. Personal Income and Spending Growth Remain Moderate
26   Italian Consumer Confidence in an Era of Radioactivity
25   U.S. Gasoline & Crude Oil Costs Decline; Natural Gas Prices Increase
25   U.S. Consumer Confidence Pulls Back to Five-Month Low
25   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Remains Unchanged
25   U.S. GDP Growth in Q3 Is Revised Higher; Profits Growth Slows
25   Finalized GDP in Germany, the Vampire Economy
24   Texas Factory Sector Activity Outlook Suggests Continued Growth
24   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Moderates
24   German Ifo Gauge Bounces Back
21   Kansas City Fed Factory Sector Activity Improves
21   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Are Lower but Vary Widely
21   Does Canada's Rising Inflation Rate Give the Central Bank Tough Choices?
20   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Firms
20   U.S. Existing Home Sales Continue Improvement
20   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Rebounds; Nears 1993 High
20   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims are Little-Changed
20   U.S. Consumer Prices Remain Unchanged; Core Prices Heat Up
20   EMU Flash PMIs Disappoint
19   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Improve
19   U.S. Housing Starts Weaken Overall; Building Permits Reach Six-Year High
19   What's Wrong with this Picture?
18   U.S. Gasoline Prices Decline to 2010 Low
18   U.S. Home Builders Index Rebounds, Notably in Northeast
18   U.S. Producer Prices Rebound; Services Prices Jump
18   ZEW Index Steps Back from the Brink
17   Empire State Factory Sector Index Improves
17   U.S. Industrial Production Slips M/M as Forward Momentum Eases
17   EMU Exports Revive and Surplus Grows
14   U.S. Business Inventories Post Moderate Rise as Sales Remain Unchanged
14   U.S. Import Prices Continue Lower With Oil Costs
14   U.S. Retail Sales Recover as Internet Sales Jump
14   EMU GDP Edges Higher Or, Yes, We Have No Recession
13   U.S. Budget Deficit Jumps With More Spending
13   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Dips but Hiring Increases
13   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Rebound
13   EMU Inflation Divergences Show Progress- But Is It Enough?
12   U.S. Wholesale Inventory Growth Outpaces Sales
12   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Move Slightly Lower
12   EMU IP Springs to Life Even with a Stake in Its Heart
11   U.S. Chain Store Sales Recover W/W
11   U.S. Petroleum Prices Move Lower
11   U.S. Small Business Optimism Meanders Near Recent High
11   Japan Loses Momentum
10   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Remain Soft
10   EMU Industrial Sector Shows Mixed Trends Across Members
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Remains Moderate
07   U.S. Payrolls Grow Moderately; Unemployment Rate Hits 2008 Low
07   German IP Rebounds in September but Sinks in the Quarter
06   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Jump
06   U.S. Worker Productivity Remains Firm; Unit Labor Costs Rise Minimally
06   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall to Three-Week Low
06   Europe's Locomotive Gets a Push from Foreigners
05   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Slip As Interest Rates Tick Higher
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Weakens to Lowest Point Since June
05   U.S. ADP Employment Increase Is Steady
05   EMU PMIs Edge Higher
04   U.S. Factory Sector Orders Decline With Fewer Aircraft
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Deteriorates as Exports Fall
04   U.S. Gasoline Price Moves Below $3.00 per Gallon
04   EMU PPI Ticks Up, Is It Real?
03   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Remain Firm
03   U.S. Construction Spending Declines M/M As Forward Momentum Eases
03   U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Rebounds Unexpectedly; Prices Ease
03   EMU Manufacturing PMI Is Revised Lower

October 2014

31   U.S. Employment Cost Index Strengthens
31   U.S. Consumer Spending Declines as Disposable Income Growth Subsides
31   Euro Area Joblessness Hangs High as Other Activity Gauges Wither
30   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Tick Higher
30   U.S. GDP Growth in Q3 Is Stronger Than Expected
30   EU Indices Head Higher in October
29   FOMC Ends QE As Economy Improves & Inflation Remains Low
29   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Pull Back
29   French Household Confidence Is Stuck in Low Gear
28   U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps With Youthful Exuberance
28   U.S. Energy Prices Continue to Tumble
28   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Retreat Further
28   Italian Business Confidence Despite Bounce in October Remains Quite Weak
27   Dallas Fed Factory Sector Activity Index Remains Stable
27   U.S. Pending Home Sales Improve Marginally
27   Germany Continues to Slip, Says Ifo Survey
24   U.S. New Home Sales Reach Cycle High; Prices Fall Sharply
24   German Economic Climate Makes a Small Rebound for November
23   U.S. FHFA Home Price Inflation Decelerates
23   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Signals Continued Growth
23   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Recovers
23   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Declines to 2000 Low
23   EMU Flash PMIs Show Life But Not Much Pulse
22   U.S. Consumer Price Inflation Is Minimal
22   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications To Refinance Jump With Lower Interest Rates
22   Japanese Trade Trends Still Feature Deficits
21   U.S. Chain Store Sales Fall Hard
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales Improve As Prices Fall Sharply
21   U.S. Gasoline Prices Reach 2011 Low
21   Japan's All Industry Index Erodes
20   U.S. Business Economists Survey Shows Easing Economic Conditions
20   Italian Orders Rebound but Go Nowhere
17   U.S. Housing Starts Rebound Led by Multi-Family
17   Vehicle Registrations Continue Annual Gains But....
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Retreat Is Country Wide
16   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Declines Again
16   U.S. Budget Deficit's Decline Continues
16   U.S. Industrial Production Strength is Driven by Utilities
16   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Unexpectedly Reach New Low
16   Euro Area Trade Surplus Gets Bigger as EA Gets Weaker
15   U.S. Business Inventories Have Smaller Increase, While Sales Back Off in August
15   U.S. Producer Prices Unexpectedly Slip; Core Index Unchanged
15   Empire State Factory Sector Index Backpedals
15   U.S. Retail Sales Decline
15   German Inflation Finalizes with Some Fizz
14   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Reach New Lows
14   U.S. Small Business Optimism Strengthens Modestly; Pricing Power Deteriorates
14   ZEW Plummets; Putting Germany on the Recession Threshold
13   Euro Is Still Too Strong, According to PPP
10   U.S. Import Prices Decline
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Post Broad-Based Strength
09   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Remain Near Eight-Year Low
09   The Other Shoes Fall; German Exports Buckle
08   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Improve With Lower Interest Rates
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Moderates
08   OECD LEIs Show Weakness
07   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Improves Sharply but Hires Rate Deteriorates
07   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Decline Sharply
07   German Capital Goods Output Takes a Hit
06   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Weaken Sharply
06   German Orders Dive Lower
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Retraces Earlier Gain
03   U.S. Trade Deficit Steady in August
03   U.S. Payroll Employment Growth Recovers; Jobless Rate Continues Down
03   EMU Retail Sales Perk Up
02   U.S. Factory Sector Orders and Shipments Decline
02   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Move Lower; Hiring Surges
02   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Decline; Continuing Claims Reach 2007 Low
02   PPI Drop Accelerates in Euro Area
01   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Give Back the August Surge
01   U.S. Construction Spending Eases
01   U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Retraces Earlier Increase
01   U.S. ADP Employment Increase Remains Moderate M/M; Factory Hiring Jumps
01   Europe's Manufacturing Stays One Half-step ahead of Stagnation

September 2014

30   U.S. Consumer Confidence Unexpectedly Deteriorates
30   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Dips; Inventories Surge
30   U.S. Gasoline Prices Hold Steady; Crude Oil Price Falls
30   Europe Dodges a Bullet; EMU Unemployment Rate Stays Put in August
29   NABE Predicts Improving Economic Growth
29   U.S. Pending Home Sales Decline
29   U.S. Consumer Spending Posts Firm Rise As Income Improves
29   Spain's Retail Sales Rise but Have Long Road to Recovery Ahead
26   U.S. GDP Growth is Strengthened
26   German Confidence to Fall; Economic Expectations Already Have Plunged
25   Kansas City Fed Factory Sector Activity Rebounds
25   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Rise
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Retreat With Fewer Aircraft Bookings
25   Little Evidence of ECB Stimulus Taking Hold in August
24   U.S. New Home Sales Jump to 2008 High
24   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline as Interest Rates Move Higher
24   Germany's Ifo Continues to Slip
23   Richmond Federal Reserve Reports Continued Improvement in Activity
23   U.S. Chain Store Sales Remain Depressed
23   U.S. Gasoline Prices Fall Further
23   U.S. FHFA Home Price Inflation Continues To Ease
23   EMU Private Sector PMI Hits Lowest Flash Value Since December
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Retreat
22   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Weakens
22   July Italian Orders Sag
19   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Index Continues to Improve
19   Japan's Sector Indices Lose Momentum Again
18   U.S. Financial Accounts Show Overall Pickup in Credit Market Borrowing
18   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Slips but Remains Firm
18   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Fall to July Low
18   U.S. Housing Starts and Building Permits Decline
18   U.K. Retail Sales Rebound
17   U.S. Current Account Deficit Shrinks
17   U.S. Home Builders Index Improves Sharply
17   U.S. Consumer Price Declines Are Broad-based
17   Euro Area HICP Steadies at 0.4%
16   U.S. Chain Store Sales Weaken Sharply
16   U.S. Energy Prices Move Lower
16   U.S. Producer Prices Remain Unchanged; Core Index Up 0.1%
16   ZEW Expectations Drop By Less Than Expected
15   U.S. Industrial Production is Led Lower by Durable Goods
15   Empire State Factory Sector Index Moves Up to 2009 High
15   Euro Area Trade Surplus Shrinks
12   U.S. Business Inventory Gain Is Steady; Sales Increase Firms
12   U.S. Import and Export Prices Move Lower
12   U.S. Retail Sales Increase Is Unexpectedly Strong
12   European Manufacturing Falls Further Behind the U.S.
11   U.S. Budget Deficit's Decline Continues
11   U.S. Quarterly Service Survey (QSS) Indicates Revenue Rebounding
11   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Move Higher
11   EMU Inflation Creeps Lower
10   U.S. Wholesale Inventories Inch Higher
10   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline To New Low
10   Euro Area Members' IP Mostly Rebounds
09   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings and Hires Rates Hold Steady
09   U.S. Gasoline Prices Remain Stable; Crude Oil Prices Decline
09   U.S. Small Business Optimism Strengthens Modestly; Pricing Power Deteriorates
09   U.K. Trade Gap Widens as Sterling Gains Strength
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Usage Ramps Up
05   U.S. Payrolls Post Disappointing Increase; Jobless Rate Ticks Lower
05   German IP Recovers
04   U.S. ADP Employment Increase Eases Slightly
04   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Shows Further Strength
04   U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Stay in Tight Range
03   U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Soar to 103-month High in August
03   U.S. Energy Prices Change Little, Remain Sluggish
03   Euro Area Retail Sales Weaken
02   U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index Continues to Climb in August
02   EMU PPI Is Still Declining

August 2014

29   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Surges
29   U.S. Personal Spending Dips As Savings Increase
29   Europe Is Beset with High Unemployment and Disinflation
28   Kansas City Fed Factory Sector Activity Weakens M/M
28   U.S. Initial Unemployment Claims Are Little-Changed
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Recover
28   U.S. GDP Growth Is Revised Up; Corporate Profits Surge
28   EU Commission Indices Drop for EU and EMU in August to 8-Month Lows
27   U.S. Food Price Inflation Runs Hot
27   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Increase as Financing Remains Cheap
27   German Consumer Confidence Finally Slips
26   U.S. Energy Prices Remain Under Pressure
26   U.S. Consumer Confidence Continues To Improve
26   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Growth Decelerates Y/Y
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Soar With Aircraft Bookings
26   UK CBI Services Survey Weakens but May Not Point to a Slowdown
25   Dallas Fed Factory Sector Activity and Outlook Deteriorate
25   U.S. New Home Sales and Prices Continue Lower
25   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Indicates Improved Economic Growth
25   Ifo Index Continues Its Descent as the Game of Sanctions Plays Out
22   U.S. Monetary Policy Is Less Accommodative
22   Canada's Retail Sales Surge
21   U.S. LEI Begins to Accelerate
21   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Improves; Expectations Surge
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales Increase to Ten-Month High
21   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Slip
21   EMU PMIs Wither Again in August- It Isn't the Heat
20   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Continue To Track Sideways
20   UK Orders Jump
19   U.S. Energy Prices Continue to Decline
19   U.S. Housing Starts Recover to Eight-Month High
19   U.S. Consumer Price Inflation Touches Five-Month Low
19   UK PPI Gain Is Weaker Than Expected
18   U.S. Home Builders Index Climbs To Six-Month High
18   EMU Trade Posts Lower Surplus
15   Empire State Factory Sector Index Declines; Pricing Power Heats Up
15   U.S. Factory Output Posts a Strong Increase
15   U.S. Producer Prices Tick Higher as Food Prices Rebound
15   Finland's Trade Balance Turns Negative Again
14   U.S. Import Prices Edge Lower; Export Prices Remain Unchanged
14   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rebound
14   EMU GDP Edges Higher
13   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Move Lower
13   U.S. Business Inventories and Sales Continue Upward
13   U.S. Retail Sales Remain Unchanged After Five Months of Increase
13   EMU IP Weakens, Adding to Weakness Elsewhere
12   U.S. Budget Deficit's Decline Is Near Expectations
12   U.S. Crude Oil Prices Near January Low; Gasoline Pries Slip
12   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Jumps to 2007 High; Hires Rate Firms a Bit
12   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves Slightly; Pricing Remains Firm
12   ZEW Index Drops Sharply
11   N.Y. Fed: Consumer Income and Inflation Expectations Slip
11   OECD LEIs Are Mostly Flat; Should They Be Even Worse?
08   U.S. Wholesale Inventory Gain Remains Stable; Sales Moderate
08   German Trade Flows Seem to Revive
08   U.S. Worker Productivity Rebounds; Unit Labor Costs Nudge Higher
07   U.S. Consumers Pull Back Credit Usage
07   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Reach 2006 Low
07   German Industrial Output Makes Weak Rebound
06   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Continue To Trend Sideways
06   U.S. Trade Deficit Declines as Imports Fall
06   German Orders Sink as Italy Slips into Recession
05   U.S. Energy Prices Remain Weak
05   U.S. Factory Sector Orders and Backlogs Increase
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Garners Strength
05   EMU Total PMIs Edge Higher
04   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Are Mixed
04   EMU PPI Slows Its Decline; Has It Begun a Reversal?
01   U.S. Vehicle Sales Back Off A Bit
01   U.S. Personal Income & Spending Extend Moderate Gains; Price Inflation Eases a Bit in June
01   U.S. ISM Index Improves Further; Prices Also Rise
01   U.S. Payrolls Rise 209,000; Jobless Rate Backs Up
01   Manufacturing Stays Subdued in Europe in July

July 2014

31   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Recoup Earlier Decline
31   U.S. Employment Cost Index Jumps in Q2
31   EMU Unemployment Falls
30   FOMC Sees Economic Rebound; Pares Back Bond Purchases Further
30   U.S. ADP Employment Increase Throttles Back
30   U.S. GDP Recovery is Surprisingly Brisk
30   EU Indices Take a Step Back in July as the EMU Reading Steps Up
29   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves to Highest Level Since October 2007
29   U.S. Chain Store Sales Hold On To Earlier Gains
29   U.S. Gasoline Prices Return to March Low
29   Spain's Retail Sales Sink in June
28   Dallas Fed Factory Sector Indexes Improve; Outlook is Mixed
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Backpedal But Remain Firm
28   Italian Business Sentiment Tails Off
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Recover M/M as Bookings for Capital Goods Jump
25   German Ifo Slips for Third Consecutive Month
24   Kansas City Fed Factory Sector Activity and Pricing Power Indexes Recover M/M
24   U.S. New Home Sales and Prices Reverse Course
24   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Fall to Eight-Year Low
24   EMU Flash PMI Rises amid Sector Divergence; Mind the Gap!
23   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Continue In Sideways Trend
23   French Business Climate Struggles
22   U.S. Energy Prices Move Lower
22   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Growth Decelerates
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Increase for Third Straight Month and Raise Prices
22   U.S. Consumer Prices Moderate; Services Price Pressures Ease
21   Business Economist Survey Indicates Widespread Improvement in Business Conditions
21   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Suggests A Little Less Growth
21   Italian Industrial Orders Slip in May
18   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Move Lower, Some Sharply
18   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Point Toward Continued Growth
18   Canadian Inflation Ticks Higher: What Does It Say About the U.S.?
17   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Improves to Three-Year High
17   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Decline To Nine-Week Low
17   U.S. Housing Starts Decline As Activity In South Tanks
17   Car Registrations Back off in Europe and Raise Questions
16   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Retrace Earlier Gains; Mortgage Rates Are Roughly Stable
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Improves to Six-Month High
16   U.S. Industrial Production Gain Slackens
16   U.S. Producer Prices Rebound
16   Euro Area Trade Stumbles Ahead
15   U.S. Business Inventory Increase Remains Firm
15   U.S. Import Prices Tick Higher; Export Prices Decline
15   Empire State Factory Sector Index Moves To New High
15   U.S. Retail Sales Gains Are Disappointing
15   ZEW Expectations Continue to Sink
14   N.Y. Fed: Consumer Expectations Vary Over The Last Year
14   EMU IP Heads Lower
11   U.S. Budget Surplus Disappoints Expectations
11   U.S. Personal Loan Delinquency Rates Near Eight-Year Low
11   German Inflation Remains Very Tempered
10   U.S. Wholesale Inventories and Sales Moderate M/M
10   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline Unexpectedly
10   May Euro Area IP Takes a Battering across All Members
09   U.S. Consumers Pull Back Credit Usage
09   U.S. Chain Store Sales Continue To Firm
09   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Improve While Interest Rates Remain Unchanged
09   Greece Continues to Make Competiveness Gains as Prices Drop
08   U.S. Gasoline, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices Decline
08   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Continues to Climb; Hires Rate Fails to Keep Pace
08   U.S. Small Business Optimism Backpedals; Pricing is Firmer
08   German Trade Flows Slow; Is Germany Slowing?
07   U.S. Unemployment Rate Differences Persist Between Men and Women, Young and Old
07   German IP Marks Third Drop in a Row
03   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Nudge Higher
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Slips
03   U.S. Payroll Employment Growth Improves; Jobless Rate Falls Further
03   U.S. Trade Trends Converge Temporarily
03   EMU PMIs Show Growth Slowdown
02   U.S. Factory Sector Orders Pull Back but Inventories Continue to Increase
02   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications and Interest Rates Move Lower
02   U.S. ADP Employment Gain is Strongest Since 2012
02   EMU PPI Is Still Weak
01   U.S. Vehicle Sales Reach Highest Level Since 2006
01   U.S. Construction Spending Nudges Higher
01   U.S. ISM Index Holds Steady; Prices Slip
01   U.S. Gasoline Prices Remain Unchanged
01   EMU Manufacturing PMIs Turn Lower in June

June 2014

30   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Backpedals
30   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rise to Highest Level Since June
30   German Retail Sales Contract Again as All Growth Rates Turn Lower
27   Kansas City Fed Index; Factory Sector Activity & Pricing Power Eased
27   EU and EMU Sentiment Gauges Drop in June
26   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Slip
26   U.S. Consumers Cautiously Raise Spending; Price Inflation Ramps Up
26   French Household Confidence Picks Up but by Very Little
25   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Move Lower; Interest Rates Slip
25   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Suffer a Setback
25   U.S. GDP Shortfall Revised to 2.9% in Q1; Largest Decline Since the Recession
25   German GfK Consumer Climate Improves as ZEW and Ifo Drop
24   U.S. Consumer Confidence Increases Again
24   U.S. New Home Sales Rise to Six-Year High as Prices Improve
24   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Growth Eases Y/Y; Prices are Unchanged M/M
24   U.S. Energy Prices Firm
24   Ifo Sends Warning Signal for Germany
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales Improve to Seven-Month High and Pull Prices Higher
23   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Indicates Improved Economic Growth
23   EMU Gets a Setback; France Lags Badly
20   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Pull Back
20   EMU Current Account Surplus Widens on Dangerous Trends
19   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Continue to Rise
19   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline Along With Jobless Rate
19   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Rebounds to Nine-Month High
19   Activity Tapers off in Japan
18   FOMC Sees Pickup in Economic Growth and Job Creation; Pares Back Bond Purchases Further
18   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline as Interest Rates Move Up
18   U.S. Current Account Deficit is Deepest Since Q3 2012
18   EMU's Construction Sector Lags and Weakens
17   U.S. Crude Oil Prices Strengthen
17   U.S. Housing Starts Lose Upward Momentum
17   U.S. Consumer Price Index Reflects Broad-Based Strength
17   ZEW Expectations Stumble Again
16   U.S. Industrial Output Records Strong Increase
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Recovers to Five-Month High
16   Empire State Factory Sector Index Garners Additional Strength
16   EMU Inflation Continues to Sink
13   U.S. Wholesale Prices Post Broad-Based Declines
13   EMU Trade Trends Give Us Pause
12   U.S. Business Inventory Increase Again Paced by Wholesale
12   U.S. Import and Export Prices Tick Higher
12   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Recover to Three-Week High
12   U.S. Retail Sales Post Uneven Increases
12   Inflation in EMU and Differences among Members
11   U.S. Budget Deficit Continues to Shrink
11   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Bounce Back; Interest Rates Creep Higher
11   UK Claimant Count Continues to Decline
10   U.S. Wholesale Sales and Inventories Continue to Rise
10   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Increases to Highest Level Since 2007
10   U.S. Energy Prices Continue to Meander Sideways
10   U.S. Small Business Optimism Improves Further
10   IP in France Makes Partial Recovery; Italy Nets a Gain
09   NABE Forecast of Improving Economic Growth is Little-Changed
09   Canadian Housing Starts Show Some Spunk and Promise
06   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Accelerates
06   U.S. Payroll Increase Moderates; Jobless Rate is Stable at Six-Year Low
06   German Exports Surge ahead and Balloon Trade Surplus
05   U.S. Financial Accounts Show Less Total Credit Demand, Even as Households and Corporations Borrow More
05   U.S. Challenger Job Cut Announcements Again Increase
05   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Are Near 2007 Low
05   German Orders Bounce Back
04   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Works Higher
04   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens; Shortfalls With China and Europe Widen Sharply
04   U.S. ADP Employment Gain Moderates
04   Euro Area Private Sector Weakens in May
03   U.S. Vehicle Sales Surge
03   U.S. Factory Sector Orders and Inventories Strengthen
03   New York State Expected Business Conditions Index Recovers
03   U.S. Gasoline Prices Tick Up; Crude Oil Slips
03   EMU Inflation Walks the Line
02   U.S. Construction Spending Growth is Modest
02   U.S. ISM Index Recovers Earlier Weakness While Prices Strengthen
02   EMU PMI Is Revised Lower in May

May 2014

30   U.S. Consumer Spending Slows in April after March Bulge
30   German Retail Sales Fall Off Escalation Path
29   U.S. GDP Revised to 1% Decline for Q1
29   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Take Dip in Seesaw Pattern
29   Japan's Retail Sales: The VAT Blues
28   U.S. Chain Store Sales Weaken Again
28   U.S. Gasoline Prices Remain Unchanged; Crude Oil Continues Higher
28   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline; Mortgage Rates Fall
28   EU Indices Show Gains in EU and EMU
27   U.S. FHFA Home Price Index Improves; Trend Growth Slips
27   U.S. Consumer Confidence Remains Strong
27   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Retain Upward Momentum
27   Italian Consumer Confidence Jumps to 4-Year High
23   U.S. New Home Sales Recover; Prices Drop
23   Kansas City Fed Index Matches Two-Year High
23   German Ifo Slips
22   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Point Toward Improved Economic Growth
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Post a Small Gain
22   Chicago Fed National Activity Index Suggests Slower Economic Growth
22   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Retrace Earlier Decline
22   Flash PMIs Show EMU Progress and a Lagging France
21   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Firm
21   European Trade Trends Show Divergence
20   U.S. Chain Store Sales Weaken Again
20   U.S. Gasoline Prices Hold Steady; Crude Oil Gains
20   UK Inflation Trends Cruise Just Below 2%...Finally
19   FIBER: Industrial Commodity Prices Strengthen
19   Japan's Machinery Orders Hit Slow Patch Despite Appearances
16   Empire State Factory Sector Index Improves to Four-Year High
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Slips to Twelve Month Low
16   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Slips
16   U.S. Housing Starts Strength Driven by Multi-family
16   In Europe Auto Sales Rebound!
15   IP Drops, Trend Still strong; But Does That Matter?
15   U.S. Consumer Price Index Remains Firm
15   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Drop Below 300K
15   Q1 GDP Release Ends Land of Make-Believe
14   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Improve Again, While Financing Rates Decline Again
14   U.S. Producer Price Index Reflects Broad-Based Strength
14   EMU IP Shows Growth But Also Its Weak Side
13   U.S. Business Inventory Increase Led by Wholesale
13   U.S. Import Price Decline Led by Lower Oil Prices
13   U.S. Small Business Optimism Jumps to Highest Level Since 2007
13   U.S. Retail Sales Momentum is Lost
13   ZEW Expectations Step Back Sharply
12   U.S. Budget Moves Into the Black for April
12   French Outlook Is Trimmed
09   U.S. Wholesale Sales and Inventories Are Strong
09   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Slips
09   Japan's LEI Shows Sharp Drop
08   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline Along With Jobless Rate
08   Is German IP Growth Topping?
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Remains Strong
07   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Recover as Interest Rates Move Lower
07   U.S. Worker Productivity Declines; Output is Depressed
07   German Foreign Orders Drop Unexpectedly
06   U.S. Chain Store Sales Retrace Earlier Gains
06   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Backpedal
06   U.S. Trade Deficit Improves Modestly
06   Markit PMIs Show that Expansion Presses Onward
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Improves Again
05   Sweden Struggles
05   U.S. Factory Inventories Inch Higher
02   New York State Expected Business Conditions Index Falls to Recovery Low
02   U.S. Payroll Employment Gain Picks Up Steam; Jobless Rate is Lowest Since 2008
02   Manufacturing Continues to Recover in Europe but Slowly
01   U.S. Vehicle Sales Decline Modestly
01   U.S. Construction Spending Hurt More in Bad Winter; Modest Comeback in March
01   Challenger U.S. Job Cut and Hiring Announcements Both Increase
01   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Move Higher
01   U.S. ISM Index Increase is Driven by Higher Employment
01   U.S. Spending Strength Leaves Savings Rate Near Six-Year Low
01   Manufacturing PMIs Move Up in UK & Ireland; Declines in Netherlands

April 2014

30   FOMC Sees Pickup in Economic Activity; Pares Back Bond Purchases Further
30   Chicago Purchasing Managers Index Rebounds To Six-Month High
30   U.S. Employment Cost Index Slows in Q1
30   U.S. ADP Hiring Tally Is Strongest Since November
30   U.S. GDP Hardly Increases; Capital Spending and Exports Decline
30   German Retail Sales Drop in March
29   U.S. Consumer Confidence Pulls Back Slightly
29   U.S. Chain Store Sales Build Upward Momentum
29   U.S. Gasoline Prices Continue Upward
29   EU Sentiment Rises; EMU Sentiment Is Set Back
28   Fed Bank of Dallas Company Outlook Survey is the Most Optimistic Since 2010
28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Rebound With Improved Weather
28   Italian Consumer Confidence Ramps Up
25   U.S. Factory and Business Sectors Drive GDP Growth
25   UK Retail Sales Continue to Climb
24   Kansas City Fed Survey Remains Elevated
24   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Rise During Easter Week
24   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Post Another Solid Advance
24   Ifo Shows Unexpected Strength as Europe Makes Some Progress
23   U.S. New Home Sales Unexpectedly Decline Sharply
23   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline as Interest Rates Tick Higher
23   Italian Trade Trends: A One Month Back-off
22   U.S. State Unemployment Rates Continue Downward
22   U.S. Existing Home Sales Momentum Remains Weak
22   U.S. Home Price Index from FHFA Firms Again
22   U.S. Gasoline Prices Rise With Seasonal Pressures
22   Sweden Makes Employment Progress
21   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Continues To Improve
21   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Suggest Firm Growth Ahead
21   Italy's Orders Weaken as Fiscal Policy Shifts
17   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Points To Further Economic Growth
17   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Near 2007 Low
17   European Car Sales Rise But Lose Momentum
16   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rebound as Interest Rates Decline
16   U.S. Industrial Production Records a Surprising Gain
16   U.S. Housing Starts Exhibit Disappointing Rebound
15   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Continue Higher
15   U.S. Home Builders Index Slight Increase is Disappointing
15   Empire State Factory Index Deteriorates
15   U.S. Consumer Price Index Firms
15   ZEW Cites Ukraine for Some Loss in German Confidence
14   U.S. Business Inventory Increase is Stable and Firm
14   U.S. Retail Sales Improvement Picks Up Momentum
14   EMU Recovery Is In Train
11   U.S. Producer Price Index Strengthens as Service Prices Jump
11   Weidmann OK's QE for Euro Area; How Worrisome Are Inflation Trends?
10   U.S. Budget Deficit Continues On A Downward Trajectory
10   U.S. Import Prices Increase As Nonoil Prices Gain Strength
10   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since 2007
10   Credibility or Not Here We Come Central Bankers on Parade
09   U.S. Wholesale Inventory Accumulation Continues To Firm
09   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline With Fewer Refinancings
09   German Imports Finally Begin to Outpace Exports
08   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Perks Up
08   U.S. Gasoline Prices Rise Again
08   U.S. Small Businesses Optimism Is Driven Higher by Improved Sales Expectations and Low Inventories
08   OECD LEIs Slow
07   U.S. Long-Term Unemployment Shows An Out-Sized Decline
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Rebounds
07   German IP Rises-But Is It Enough?
04   U.S. Payroll Employment Gain is Steady and Firm; Jobless Rate Unchanged
04   German Orders Rise But Slow
03   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Decline to Three-Month Low
03   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Recovers
03   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Move Higher
03   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens Unexpectedly but Deficit With China Narrows Significantly
03   EMU Services Sector Backtracks in March: Is That All There Is?
02   U.S. Factory Inventories Rise With Transportation Sector Strength
02   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Near the Low but Interest Rates Remain Stable
02   U.S. ADP Hiring Total Picks Up, Led by Services
02   EMU Producer and Consumer Inflation Points the Way Lower: Are We Worried?
01   U.S. Vehicle Sales Reach Expansion High
01   U.S. Construction Spending Growth Pulled Down by Severe Winter Weather
01   U.S. ISM Index Gains to Three-Month High
01   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Firm
01   Japan's Tankan Eases as Tax Anxiety Rises (Not an April Fools Joke)

March 2014

31   Chicago Purchasing Managers Report Softer Economic Conditions
31   German Retail Sales Post Strong Growth
28   U.S. Consumer Spending, Income and Saving Improve
28   Europe Continues to Make Progress
27   U.S. Pending Home Sales Continue to Fall From June High
27   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Decline to Another Four-Month Low
27   U.S. GDP Growth is Revised Higher; Corporate Profit Growth Improves Q/Q
27   Money Growth Prevaricates; EMU Credit Slips
26   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Move Lower but Loan Size Jumps
26   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rebound With Aircraft Bookings
26   Confidence Flattens at High Level in Germany
25   U.S. Consumer Confidence Improves to Six-Year High
25   U.S. New Home Sales Decline M/M; Prices Fall Versus Last Year
25   U.S. Gasoline and Crude Oil Prices Hold Steady
25   U.S. Home Price Index from FHFA Continues to Firm
25   Ifo Turns Mixed in March as Headline Drops
24   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Recovers Modestly
24   NABE Forecast Shows Improved Economic Growth in 2015
24   Europe Works Its Way Back Toward Normalcy, But Not Without Backsliding
21   U.S. Unemployment Rates Diminish by Age and Gender
21   Euro Area Current Account Continues Run Up
20   U.S. Existing Home Sales Ease but Prices Firm
20   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Jump
20   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Improves Sharply
20   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Trend Down to Four-Month Low
20   Inflation: the Bane of Central Banks...But Not in the Way You Think
19   FOMC Pares Back Bond Purchases; Worries About Inflation Running Too Low
19   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Decline Further
19   U.S. Current Account Deficit Shrinks to its Least Since 1999
19   Japan's Sector Indices Move Higher Ahead of Tax Hike
18   U.S. Gasoline Prices Move Up but Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices Decline
18   U.S. Housing Starts Remain Fairly Stable
18   U.S. Consumer Price Inflation is Minimal; Food Prices Jump but Energy Prices Weaken
18   ZEW Expectations Take a Geopolitical Hit as EU Car Sales Zoom
17   U.S. Home Builders Index Shows Stability
17   U.S. Factory Sector Gain Recaptures January's Lost Output
17   Empire State Factory Index Remains Positive
14   U.S. Producer Price Index Slips
14   German and European Inflation and the Dilemma-Zone
13   U.S. Budget Deficit is Reduced by Revenue Strength and Outlay Weakness
13   U.S. Business Inventories Continue to Post a Firm Increase
13   U.S. Import Prices Increase With Higher Oil Prices
13   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall to the Lowest Level Since November
13   U.S. Retail Sales Post a Modest Rebound
13   Unemployment in Europe Is Stubborn...and Telling
12   EMU IP Drop Belies Widespread Strength
12   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Remain Depressed
11   U.S. Gasoline, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices Move Higher
11   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings and Hires Rates Are Stable
11   U.S. Small Businesses Optimism Dampened By Many Uncertainties
11   Italy and Europe Turn the Corner on Growth- But Slowly
10   U.S. Food Price Inflation Was Weak Last Year Following Several Years of Strength
10   IP Holds On To Recovery Trend...Can It Last?
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Remains Firm
07   U.S. Trade Deficit Holds Steady
07   U.S. Payroll Employment and Earnings Improve; Jobless Rate Ticks Higher
07   German IP Picks Up Strongly As Consumer Goods Lag
06   U.S. Financial Accounts Show Larger Total Credit Demand, But Households and Corporations Use Less
06   U.S. Worker Productivity Growth Is Revised Lower
06   U.S. Factory Orders Move Lower as Inventories Rise
06   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Slip While Hiring Plans Improve
06   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Move Lower
06   German Orders Recover and Show Strength
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Drops to Four Year Low
05   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Stabilize
05   U.S. ADP Job Growth is Constrained By Bad Weather
05   Services Mostly Turn Higher in EMU
04   New York State Expected Business Conditions Improve Sharply
04   U.S. Chain Store Sales Continue To Lose Momentum
04   U.S. Gasoline Prices Continue Upward; Natural Gas Prices Decline
04   EMU PPI Is Softer Faster-Is That Good or Bad News in This Troubled Time?
03   U.S. Vehicle Sales Remain Under Pressure
03   U.S. Construction Spending Growth Remains Moderate
03   U.S. ISM Index Begins to Recover
03   U.S. Personal Income, Outlays & Savings Firm
03   EMU PMIs Back-off: Worried?

February 2014

28   U.S. Pending Home Sales Remain Depressed by Winter Storms
28   U.S. GDP Growth is Revised Lower; Price Inflation Raised
27   Kansas City Fed Survey Depressed by Weather but Expectations Suggest Recovery
27   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Move Higher
27   U.S. Durable Goods Order Decline Reflects a Weaker Transportation Sector
27   EU and EMU Sentiment Rise in February
26   U.S. New Home Sales Improve Unexpectedly to Five-Year High
26   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Follow Home Purchases Lower
26   German Climate Improves
25   U.S. Consumer Confidence Retreats Amongst Individuals Over 55
25   U.S. Home Price Index from FHFA Strengthens
25   U.S. Gasoline Prices Show Continued Strength
25   German GDP Affirmed EU Commission Ups Outlook
24   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Activity Index Deteriorates
24   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Weakens
24   German Economic Climate Improves as Expectations Sag
21   U.S. Existing Home Sales and Prices Weaken
21   How Healthy Is the Euro Area?
20   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Continue to Improve
20   Philadelphia Fed Business Conditions Index Is Disappointing
20   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Slip
20   U.S. Consumer Price Inflation Remains Muted
20   Europe's PMIs Bend Lower-What Else Is Bending?
19   U.S. Energy Prices Move Higher
19   U.S. Producer Price Index is Revamped; Shows a Pickup in Inflation Pressures
19   U.S. Housing Starts Fall Sharply Amidst Winter Storms
19   Greek Trade Trends Still Hit Sour Notes
18   U.S. Home Builders Index Registers Historic Decline Due to Snowfall
18   Empire State Factory Index Backpedals
18   ZEW German Expectations Back Off
14   U.S. Factory Output Declines Sharply
14   U.S. Import Price Gain Stays Under Control With Lower Oil Prices
14   Valentine's Day Gift from EMU
13   U.S. Business Inventories Rise Last Quarter Led by Retail
13   U.S. Initial Jobless Insurance Claims Exceed Expectations
13   U.S. Retail Sales Likely Constrained By Harsh Weather
13   German Inflation Continues Under Downward Pressure
12   U.S. Year-to-Date Budget Deficit Continues To Shrink
12   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Slip Led by Fewer Home Purchases
12   IP: Europe Plays Catch-up...Sort of
11   U.S. Home Affordability Deteriorates in 2013
11   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate is the Highest in 2013 Since 2007
11   U.S. Natural Gas Prices Reach Highest Level Since 2010
11   U.S. Small Businesses Optimism Nudges Higher
10   EMU Nations' IP Is On Upswing; Is It Really?
07   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Perks Up
07   U.S. Payroll Employment Growth Disappoints Again Though Jobless Rate Touches New Low
07   German Trade Surplus: Big Stays Big
06   U.S. Worker Productivity Growth Is Steady and Firm
06   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Increase While Hiring Plans Deteriorate
06   U.S. Trade Deficit Deepens in December, But Improves Overall in 2013
06   U.S. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance Reverse Earlier Gains
06   German Order Strength Fades in December
05   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Recovers
05   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Benefit From Lower Interest Rates
05   U.S. ADP Job Increase Slows With Severe Weather Conditions
05   EMU Services Continue to Advance at a Slow Pace
04   U.S. Factory Orders Decline While Inventories Rise
04   Empire State Business Leaders Survey Deteriorates
04   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip As Natural Gas Prices Surge
04   EMU PPI Remains Weak, So Does Euro Area-Wide Inflation Generally
03   U.S. Vehicle Sales Continue to Decline as Weather Turns Frigid
03   U.S. Construction Spending Growth Moderates
03   U.S. ISM Index Plunges Under Heavy Weather
03   EMU Manufacturing PMI Advances Faster Than Industrial Output

January 2014

31   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Declines
31   U.S. Employment Cost Index Includes Strength in Wages & Salaries
31   U.S. Consumer Spending Continues To Drain Savings
31   Unemployment in the European Union
30   U.S. Pending Home Sales Hit By Winter Storms
30   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Increase
30   U.S. GDP Growth Moderates in Q4 and in 2013
30   EU Sentiment Tails as EMU Sentiment Rises
29   FOMC Pares Back the Rate of Liquidity Provision
29   Mixed Patterns for Money Growth
29   Unemployment Rates Decline Across the U.S.
29   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Remain Firm With Lower Rates
28   U.S. Consumer Confidence Nears Expansion High
28   U.S. Case-Shiller Home Price Index Shows Further Upward Momentum
28   U.S. Durable Goods Orders Lose Forward Momentum
28   Under Pressure, Italian Confidence Rallies A Bit
27   U.S. New Home Sales in 2013 Reach Five-Year High
27   Germany's Ifo Is Still Climbing
24   FHFA Home Price Index Ticks Higher
24   Italian Retail Sales Offer Very Slow Progress
23   U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Inch Higher M/M and Firm Y/Y
23   U.S. Existing Home Sales Inch Higher M/M But Surge Y/Y
23   U.S. Chicago Fed National Activity Index Pulls Back
23   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Are Little-Changed
23   EMU PMIs Continue Higher
22   Where Have All The Workers Gone?
22   U.S. Gasoline Prices Slip Again But Crude Oil Costs Inch Higher
22   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Improve To Highest Level In Eight Weeks
22   Italian Trade Improves...the Hard Way
21   ZEW Expectations Back Off in January
17   U.S. Consumer Sentiment Slips
17   U.S. JOLTS: Job Openings Rate Is Unchanged But Hires Improve
17   U.S. Industrial Production Growth Moderates
17   U.S. Housing Starts In 2013 Are Highest Since 2007
17   UK Retail Sales Surge in Holiday Season
16   U.S. Home Builders Index Dips But Traffic Falls Sharply
16   ISM-Adjusted Philly Fed Business Conditions Index Declines
16   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Continue Lower
16   U.S. Consumer Price Increase Is Weakest Since 2009
16   European Auto Sales Ramp Up
15   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rise As Interest Rates Slip
15   Empire State Factory Index Rebounds To Highest Level Since 2012
15   U.S. Producer Price Index Rebounds
15   EMU Inflation Hugs the Lower Bound
14   U.S. Business Inventories Increase Slows
14   U.S. Import Prices Remain Unchanged M/M But Decline For All of 2013
14   U.S. Small Businesses Optimism Recovers
14   U.S. Retail Sales Post Moderate Year-End Increase
14   IP Is Recovering
13   U.S. Year-to-Date Budget Deficit Is Smallest Since 2007
13   OECD LEIs Largely Point Higher
10   U.S. Payroll Employment Gain Disappoints; Jobless Rate Falls to Lowest Since 2008
10   Volatility Aside EMU IP Is Recovering
09   Challenger Job Cut Announcements Decline to Lowest Level Since 2000
09   U.S. Initial Claims for Jobless Insurance Decline Again
09   German IP Is on the Mend
08   U.S. Consumer Credit Growth Eases
08   U.S. Mortgage Loan Applications Rise With Higher Interest Rates
08   U.S. ADP Jobs Survey Continues to Strengthen
08   German Orders Surge Back But Domestic Orders Lag
07   U.S. Chain Store Sales Retrace Gains
07   U.S. Energy Prices Are Mixed
07   U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows Sharply To Lowest Since 2009
07   French Households Continue to Struggle
06   U.S. New and Unfilled Factory Orders Continue To Show Strength
06   U.S. ISM Nonmanufacturing Index Slips Further Though Orders Crater
06   Manufacturing PMIs Rise Globally
03   U.S. Vehicle Sales Show Full-Year Strength but Edge Lower At Year-End
03   New York State Expected Business Conditions and Prices Improve
03   Global Money Growth Stabilizes But EMU Credit Growth Lags
02   U.S. Construction Spending Advances Further
02   U.S. ISM Index Slips M/M Yet Remains Near Recovery High
02   U.S. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims Fall to Five-Week Low
02   EMU PMIs Push Higher Except For France