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Schedule for Week of August 12, 2018

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Schedule for Week of August 12, 2018

The key economic reports this week are July Housing Starts and Retail Sales. For manufacturing, July industrial production, and the August New York and Philly Fed surveys, will be released this week. —– Monday, Aug 13th —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Tuesday, Aug 14th —–6:00 AM: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for July....
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Schedule for Week of August 5, 2018

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Schedule for Week of August 5, 2018

The key economic report this week is the July Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Friday. —– Monday, Aug 6th —–No major economic releases scheduled. —– Tuesday, Aug 7th —–10:00 AM ET: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for June from the BLS. This graph shows job openings (yellow line), hires (purple), Layoff, Discharges and...
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Chemical Activity Barometer Shows Modest Slowing in August

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Chemical Activity Barometer Shows Modest Slowing in August

Note: This appears to be a leading indicator for industrial production. From the American Chemistry Council: Chemical Activity Barometer Shows Modest Slowing The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), remained unchanged from July, continuing a modest deceleration of growth. The flat reading follows a 0.1...
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Construction Spending declined in August

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Construction Spending declined in August

Earlier today, the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending declined in August: The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during August 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ,142.2 billion, 0.7 percent below the revised July estimate of ,150.6 billion. The August figure...
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Lawler on August Existing Home Sales

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Lawler on August Existing Home Sales

From housing economist Tom Lawler: In a report released this morning, the National Association of Realtors estimated that US existing home sales ran a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million, down 0.9% from July’s downwardly revised (to 5.38 million from 5.39 million) pace and up 0.8% from last August’s seasonally adjusted pace. The...
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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in August

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Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in August

From housing economist Tom Lawler: Based on publicly-available state and local realtor/MLS reports from across the country released through today, I project that existing home sales as estimated by the National Association of Realtors ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million in August, up 1.9% from July’s preliminary pace and up...
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ISM Non-Manufacturing Index decreased to 51.4% in August

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ISM Non-Manufacturing Index decreased to 51.4% in August

The August ISM Non-manufacturing index was at 51.4%, down from 55.5% in July. The employment index decreased in August to 50.7%, down from 51.4% in July. Note: Above 50 indicates expansion, below 50 contraction. From the Institute for Supply Management:August 2016 Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in August...
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August 2016: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 184 Institutions

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August 2016: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 184 Institutions

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for August 2016. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for August 2016. During the month, the list declined by a net 12 institutions from 196 to 184. The...
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Preliminary August Consumer Sentiment at 90.4

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Preliminary August Consumer Sentiment at 90.4

The preliminary University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for August was at 90.4, up from 90.0 in July. Confidence inched upward in early August due to more favorable prospects for the overall economy offsetting a small pullback in personal finances. Most of the weakness in personal finances was among younger households who cited higher...
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DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased 2.3% year-over-year in August, Rolling 12 Months at All Time High

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DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased 2.3% year-over-year in August, Rolling 12 Months at All Time High

The Department of Transportation (DOT) reported: Travel on all roads and streets changed by 2.3% (6.3 billion vehicle miles) for August 2015 as compared with August 2014. Travel for the month is estimated to be 277.3 billion vehicle miles. ?The seasonally adjusted vehicle miles traveled for August 2015 is 263.3 billion miles, a 3.6%...
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