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September Consumer Prices, Existing Home Sales

Inflation Low as Oil Prices Fall, Home Sales Best in a Year The September Consumer Price Index increased by 0.1 percent, boosted by food prices. The September Core CPI also gained 0.1 percent, and was up 1.7 percent over the … Continue reading

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July Residential Construction, Consumer Prices

Construction Revved Up, Prices Tame July Housing Starts were up significantly, by 15.7 percent to a 1,093,000 unit annual rate. Permits for new residential construction increased in July by 8.1 percent to a 1,052,000 unit pace. The Consumer Price Index … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

The Federal Reserve dominated this week’s U.S. economic headlines as they did the expected, more tapering and no change to interest rate policy. The Federal Open Market Committee policy announcement on Wednesday called for a reduction in asset purchases to … Continue reading

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April Consumer and Producer Prices, Industrial Production, May UI Claims

Inflation Indicators Warming Up, Production Cooler in April, Claims Good  The April Consumer Price Index increased by a strong 0.3 percent, with broad-based gains. The April Core CPI increased by 0.2 percent, and was up 1.8 percent over 12 months. … Continue reading

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March Consumer Prices, Retail Sales

Housing and Food Push Consumer Prices Up, Retail Sales Strong  The March Consumer Price Index increased by 0.2 percent, as rents moved up. The March Core CPI also increased by 0.2 percent, and was up 1.7 percent over the past … Continue reading

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February Residential Construction, Consumer Prices, Industrial Production

Permits and Production Up, Prices Tame, Fed Set to Taper February Housing Starts were little changed, down by 0.2 percent to a 907,000 unit annual rate. Permits for new residential construction increased in February by 7.7 percent to a 1,018,000 … Continue reading

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January Consumer Prices, Leading Indicators, Feb. UI Claims

Inflation Is Tame, Leading Indicators Are Positive, The Weather Is Here  The January Consumer Price Index increased by 0.1 percent, pushed by energy prices. The January Core CPI also increased by 0.1 percent, and was up 1.6 percent over 12 … Continue reading

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June Consumer Prices, Industrial Production, Retail Sales, May Inventories

Data Consistent with September QE Unwind, Bernanke Testimony Likely to be Cautious The June Consumer Price Index increased by 0.5 percent as energy prices increased. The June Core CPI increased by 0.2 percent, dampening fears of deflation. Industrial Production expanded … Continue reading

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May Consumer Prices, Residential Construction

Two More Data Points for the Fed to Consider                                                              The May Consumer Price Index increased by 0.1 percent as food prices fell. The May Core CPI increased by 0.2 percent, gaining 1.7 percent over the previous 12 months. Housing Starts … Continue reading

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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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