August Employment Situation and July Trade Deficit

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INDICATOR: July Retail Sales and Wholesale Prices KEY DATA: Jobs: 151,000; Private Sector: 126,000; Unemployment Rate; 4.9% (unchanged);... Read more

July Retail Sales and Wholesale Prices

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INDICATOR: July Retail Sales and Wholesale Prices KEY DATA: Productivity: -0.5%; Labor Costs: +2%/ NFIB: +0.1 point IN A NUTSHELL: “The... Read more

Second Quarter Productivity and July Small Business Optimism

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INDICATOR: Second Quarter Productivity and July Small Business Optimism KEY DATA: Productivity: -0.5%; Labor Costs: +2%/ NFIB: +0.1 point IN... Read more

June Factory Orders, July Layoffs and Weekly Jobless Claims

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INDICATOR: June Factory Orders, July Layoffs and Weekly Jobless Claims KEY DATA: Orders: -1.5%; Excluding Aircraft: +0.7%/ Layoffs: 45,346/... Read more

Second Quarter GDP and Employment Costs

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INDICATOR: Second Quarter GDP and Employment Costs KEY DATA: GDP: +1.2%; Consumption: +4.2%; Private Investment: -9.7%; Consumer Inflation:... Read more

June Housing Starts and Permits

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INDICATOR: June Housing Starts and Permits KEY DATA: Starts: +4.8%; 1-Family: +4.4%; Permits: +1.5%: 1-Family: +1% IN A NUTSHELL: “Housing... Read more

June Retail Sales, Consumer Prices and Real Earnings

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INDICATOR: June Retail Sales, Consumer Prices and Real Earnings KEY DATA: Sales: +0.6%; Excluding Vehicles and Gasoline: +0.5%/ CPI: +0... Read more

June 14,15 2016 FOMC Meeting

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RATE DECISION: Fed funds rate range maintained at 0.25% and 0.50% IN A NUTSHELL: “Slowing job growth seems to have spooked the Fed... Read more