Economics in a Nutshell Archive: April, 2013

Wages flat, home prices up

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INDICATOR: February Case-Shiller Home Prices/1st Quarter Employment Costs KEY DATA: Case-Shiller (20-City): 1.2%; Year-over-Year: 9.3%/Wages... Read more

Sluggish pay gains hurt consumer spending

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INDICATOR: March Consumer Spending and Income KEY DATA: Consumption: +0.2%; Disposable Income: +0.2%; Savings Rate: 2.7% IN A NUTSHELL: "Sluggish... Read more

Economic super ball bounced strangely

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INDICATOR: First Quarter 2013 GDP KEY DATA: GDP: +2.5%; Consumption: 3.2%; Federal Government: -8.4% IN A NUTSHELL: "The economy didn't look... Read more

Goods orders not-so-durable

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INDICATOR: March Durable Goods Orders KEY DATA: Durables: -5.7%; Civilian Aircraft: -48.2%; Business Investment: +0.2% IN A NUTSHELL: "The... Read more

New home sales, higher prices bode well

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INDICATOR: March New Home Sales/February Home Prices KEY DATA: Sales: up 1.5%; Year-over-Year: up 18.5%/FHFA Prices: up 0.7%; Year-over-Year:... Read more

Home prices soar as sales stagnate

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INDICATOR: March Existing Home Sales KEY DATA: Sales: down 0.6%; Year-over-Year: up 10.3%; Median Prices (Year-over-Year): up 11.8% IN A... Read more

Spring economic slowdown is on

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INDICATOR: March Leading Indicators/April Philadelphia Fed Survey/Weekly Jobless Claims KEY DATA: Leading Indicators: -0.1%/ Philly Fed: down... Read more

Housing starts soar, but are they sustainable?

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INDICATOR: March Housing Starts and Permits KEY DATA: Starts: up 7%; 1-Family: -4.8%; Multi-Family: +31.1%; Permits: down 3.9% IN A NUTSHELL:... Read more