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Last Peak in U.S. Economic Activity was December 2007 and Current Trough was June 2009
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Latest Economic Results Provided by OneWall.com
University of Michigan Consumer Confidence increased in April to 97.0

04/28/17 10:00AM - Consumer sentiment has traveled on the high plateau established following Trump’s election, with only minor deviations from its five month average of 97.4. There is widespread agreement among consumers on their very positive assessments of the current state of the economy as well as widespread disagreement on future economic prospects. …more…

Chicago Purchasing Managers Index up by 0.6 points to 58.3 in April

04/28/17 09:45AM - The MNI Chicago Business Barometer increased to 58.3 in April from 57.7 in March, the highest level since January 2015.

Optimism among firms about business conditions rose for the third month in a row. Three of the five Barometer components led April’s increase, with Production and Order Backlogs receding. …more…

1Q2017 GDP advance estimate increased 0.7%

04/28/17 08:30AM - Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the "advance" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2016, real GDP increased 2.1 percent.

The increase in real GDP in the first quarter reflected positive contributions from nonresidential fixed investment, exports, residential fixed investment, and personal consumption expenditures (PCE), that were offset by negative contributions from private inventory …more…

Employment Cost Index up 0.8% in 1Q2017

04/28/17 08:30AM - Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending in March 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries (which make up about 70 percent of compensation costs) increased 0.8 percent, and benefits (which make up the remaining 30 percent of …more…

Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity expanded at a somewhat slower pace in April

04/27/17 11:00AM - Tenth District manufacturing activity expanded at a somewhat slower pace in April, and expectations for future activity eased but remained at solid levels. Price indexes were mixed, but recorded little change overall.

The month-over-month composite index was 7 in April, down from the very strong readings of 20 in March and 14 in February (Tables 1 & 2, Chart). The composite index is an average of the production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory …more…