Monthly Archives: April 2013

March Residential Construction, Consumer Prices, Industrial Production

Starts Hit Million Unit Rate, Consumer Prices Dip, Output Boosted by Weather Housing Starts for March increased by 7.0 percent to a 1,036,000 unit annual rate. Permits for new residential construction dipped in March by 3.9 percent to a 902,000 … Continue reading

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April Consumer Sentiment, March Retail Sales, PPI, Feb. Biz Inventories

Q1 Expected to Show Moderate to Strong Expansion, False Positives, False Negatives   University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment sank in April to 72.3 after three months of gains. March Retail Sales decreased by 0.4 percent as gasoline prices dropped and … Continue reading

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The Inventory Swing and the Fiscal Cliff Increase Odds of Mid‐Year Lull

Real GDP growth for the recently completed first quarter of 2013 appears likely to exceed earlier expectations when the first estimate is released on April 26. Despite the drag from fiscal tightening, real GDP growth is set to register in … Continue reading

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