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Last Peak in U.S. Economic Activity was December 2007 and Current Trough was June 2009
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Economic Events this Week
11/20Mon10:00AM : Oct Conference Board U.S. Leading Economic Indicators
11/21Tue07:45AM : Weekly TRE-GS Store Sales Index
11/21Tue08:30AM : Oct Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)
11/21Tue08:30AM : Nov Philadelphia Fed Non-Mfg Business Outlook Survey
11/21Tue09:00AM : Weekly Redbook Retail Sales Index
11/21Tue10:00AM : Oct Exisiting Home Sales
11/22Wed07:00AM : Weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Survey
11/22Wed08:30AM : Oct Durable Goods Orders
11/22Wed10:00AM : Nov Univ. of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index
11/22Wed10:30AM : Weekly U.S. Petroleum Status Report
11/22Wed02:00PM : Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Minutes
11/23Thu08:30AM : Weekly Initial Jobless Claims
11/23ThuUS Holiday: Thanksgiving
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Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity slowed slightly but remained solid in November

11/17/17 11:00AM - The pace of growth in Tenth District manufacturing activity slowed slightly but remained solid, and optimism remained high for future activity. Raw materials price indexes increased modestly, while most indexes for selling prices were little changed.

The month-over-month composite index was 16 in November, down from 23 in October and 17 in September (Tables 1 & 2, Chart 1). The composite index is an average of the production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time, and raw materials inventory indexes. Factory …more…

October Housing Starts up 13.7%, Permits up 5.9%

11/17/17 08:30AM - Building Permits
Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,297,000. This is 5.9 percent (±1.4 percent) above the revised September rate of 1,225,000 and is 0.9 percent (±1.6 percent) above the October 2016 rate of 1,285,000. Single-family authorizations in October were …more…

Builder Confidence Rose 2 points to 68 in November

11/16/17 10:00AM - Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This was the highest report since March, and the second highest on record since July …more…

Industrial Production rose 0.9%
Capacity Utilization increased to 77.0%

11/16/17 09:15AM - Industrial production rose 0.9 percent in October, and manufacturing increased 1.3 percent. The index for utilities rose 2.0 percent, but mining output fell 1.3 percent, as Hurricane Nate caused a sharp but short-lived decline in oil and gas drilling and extraction. Even so, industrial activity was boosted in October by a return to …more…

U.S. Import Price Index increased 0.2% in October

11/16/17 08:30AM - U.S. import prices advanced 0.2 percent in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, after increasing 0.8 percent in September. U.S. export prices recorded no change in October, after increasing 0.7 percent in September.

All Imports: Import prices increased 0.2 percent in October, after rising 0.8 percent in September. The price index for all imports rose 1.6 percent over the past 3 months. Higher prices for fuel and nonfuel imports contributed to the overall rise in import prices …more…