U.S. new homes sales hit eight-year high, point to firming economy May 24, 2016 10:06AM

By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales recorded their biggest gain in 24 years in April, touching a more than eight-year high as purchases increased broadly, a sign of growing confidence in the economy's prospects.

Tuesday's report from the Commerce Department, which also showed a surge in new home prices to a record high, offered further evidence of a pick-up in economic growth that could allow the Federal... (continue reading...)

New Home Sales 619K vs 523K Expected May 24, 2016 10:00AM

New Home Sales 619K vs 523K Expected

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Richmond Fed Manf. Index -1 vs 8 Expected May 24, 2016 09:59AM

Richmond Fed Manf. Index -1 vs 8 Expected

Russian economic slump shows further signs of easing May 23, 2016 11:43AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's economy showed a potential path to recovery in April, according to retail and jobs data on Monday, further improving the outlook for a return to growth toward the end of the year.

Russia's GDP is still estimated to fall anywhere between 0.2 percent and 1.5 percent in 2016, depending on estimates, but the raft of the recent economic activity published showed that the slump continued to ease and fourth-quarter GDP might be... (continue reading...)

Markit US Manufacturing PMI (May P) 50.5 vs 51 Expected May 23, 2016 09:45AM

Markit US Manufacturing PMI (May P) 50.5 vs 51 Expected

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May 20, 2016 11:50AM NY Fed's 'nowcast' estimate of second-quarter GDP rises to 1.7 percent
May 20, 2016 10:00AM Existing Home Sales 5.45M vs 5.4M Expected
May 20, 2016 06:48AM U.S. Treasury's Lew: G7 needs to discuss tools to address global risks
May 19, 2016 10:31AM UPDATE: Natural Gas Inventory +73 bcf vs +79 bcf Expected
May 19, 2016 10:00AM Leading Index (APR) 0.6% vs 0.4% Expected
May 19, 2016 08:35AM U.S. economic data point to second-quarter GDP rebound
May 19, 2016 08:30AM Philadelphia Fed -1.8 vs 3 Expected
May 19, 2016 08:30AM Chicago Fed Nat Activity Index 0.10 vs -0.20 Expected
May 19, 2016 08:30AM Initial Jobless Claims 278K vs 275K Expected
May 18, 2016 10:32AM UPDATE: Crude Inventory +1.3M Barrels vs -3.14M Expected
May 18, 2016 07:00AM MBA Mortgage Applications -1.6% vs 0.4% Prior
May 17, 2016 08:15PM Japan's economy dodges recession in first-quarter, sales tax decision eyed
May 17, 2016 04:35PM API Crude Inventory Declines 1.1M Barrels
May 17, 2016 09:15AM Industrial Production (Apr MoM) 0.7% vs 0.3% Expected
May 17, 2016 08:45AM Strong U.S. data bolsters second-quarter growth prospects
May 17, 2016 08:40AM U.S. housing starts, building permits increase in April
May 17, 2016 08:30AM CPI (Apr MoM) 0.4% vs 0.3% Expected; Ex-Food & Energy 0.2% vs 0.2%
May 17, 2016 08:30AM Housing Starts (Apr) 1172K vs 1125K Expected; Building Permits 1116K vs 1135K
May 17, 2016 06:42AM China able to keep economic growth within reasonable range: premier
May 16, 2016 09:01PM Chinese investment in U.S. real estate tops $300 billion: study
May 16, 2016 01:19PM Major Home Appliance Shipments Decline in April, Says AHAM (WHR)
May 16, 2016 10:00AM NAHB Housing Market Index 58 vs 59 Prior
May 16, 2016 08:30AM Empire Manufacturing (May) -9.02 vs 6.5 Expected
May 13, 2016 01:04PM UPDATE: Baker Hughes Total U.S. Rig Count 406 vs 415 Prior
May 13, 2016 10:01AM Business Inventories (MAR) 0.4% vs 0.2% Expected
May 13, 2016 10:00AM U of M Sentiment (May P) 95.8 vs 89.5 Expected
May 13, 2016 08:47AM U.S. producer prices rise modestly in April
May 13, 2016 08:39AM Strong U.S. retail sales, consumer sentiment data buoy economic outlook
May 13, 2016 08:33AM UPDATE: Retail Sales Advance (MoM) 1.3% vs 0.8% Expected; Ex Auto 0.8% vs 0.5%
May 13, 2016 08:31AM PPI Final Demand (MoM) 0.2% vs 0.3% Expected; Ex-Food and Energy 0.1% vs 0.1%
May 12, 2016 10:31AM UPDATE: Natural Gas Inventory +56 bcf vs +58 bcf Expected
May 12, 2016 08:36AM U.S. jobless claims hit 14-month high; analysts blame Verizon strike
May 12, 2016 08:30AM Import Price Index (MoM) 0.3% vs 0.6% Expected
May 12, 2016 08:30AM Initial Jobless Claims 294K vs 270K Expected
May 12, 2016 06:15AM Hong Kong first-quarter economic growth likely weakest in 4 years
May 11, 2016 02:06PM U.S. posts $106 billion budget surplus in April
May 11, 2016 02:00PM Monthly Budget Statement $106.5B vs $107B Expected
May 11, 2016 10:33AM EIA Weekly Petroleum Data Shows Surprise 3.4M Barrel Drop in Crude Inventory
May 11, 2016 07:54AM Brexit remains biggest threat to UK growth, say economists
May 11, 2016 07:00AM MBA Mortgage Applications 0.4% vs -3.4% Prior
May 10, 2016 04:36PM API Crude Inventory Increases 3.5M Barrels
May 10, 2016 11:54AM U.S. economy seen expanding 2.2 percent in second quarter: Atlanta Fed
May 10, 2016 10:02AM JOLTS Job Openings 5757 vs 5450 Expected
May 10, 2016 10:00AM Wholesale Inventories 0.1% vs 0.1% Expected
May 10, 2016 06:09AM U.S. small business confidence rises from two-year low
May 9, 2016 10:00AM Labor Market Conditions Index -0.9 vs -1 Expected
May 9, 2016 08:07AM China's economy to grow 6.7 percent in second quarter: think-tank
May 6, 2016 03:00PM Consumer Credit (Mar) $29.7B vs $16B Expected
May 6, 2016 01:08PM UPDATE: Baker Hughes Total U.S. Rig Count 415 vs 420 Prior
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