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Existing-Home Sales Fall Again in June

– July 23, 2019

Despite falling mortgage rates, existing-home sales fell and home-price increases decelerated in May.

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Consumer Spending and Manufacturing Output Improve in June

– July 16, 2019

Retail sales and industrial production improved in June, but data for the economy remain mixed. Overall, continued economic expansion remains the most likely path, but caution is warranted.

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Economic Prediction Is Harder than the Pundits Claim

– July 12, 2019

A recession could be coming tomorrow, or it could be coming in 10 years. The point is, we don’t know. 

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Small-Business Confidence Holding at a High Level

– July 9, 2019

Small-business confidence and job openings eased back but remain at high levels. Both are positive signs for the economy despite the high level of uncertainty caused by erratic and uncertain policy.

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Job Creation Rebounds in June

– July 5, 2019

U.S. nonfarm payrolls added 224,000 jobs in June, all but guaranteeing a record-tying expansion, but uncertain leadership and policy remain significant risks.

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Slow Growth Continues as Expansion Sets Record

– July 3, 2019

A variety of data released today suggest continued economic expansion. Despite concerns over trade policy, escalating trade wars, and global economic growth that are creating significant uncertainty, the outlook is cautiously optimistic.

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Manufacturing Expansion Slowed for a Third Month in a Row in June

– July 1, 2019

The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index posted its third straight decline and lowest reading since October 2016. Mixed economic data continue to suggest a high degree of caution amid slow economic expansion.

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Sentiment Fell in June Despite Gains in Income and Spending in May

– June 28, 2019

Consumer sentiment fell slightly in June but remains at a high level while income and spending continued to grow in May. Tariffs and trade wars remain a significant risk.

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Core Capital-Goods Orders Holding Near Record High

– June 26, 2019

New orders for durable goods decreased in May while core capital-goods orders rose; both appear to be plateauing amid rising uncertainty regarding the economic outlook.

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Multifamily Construction Leads the Housing Market

– June 18, 2019

Single-family housing activity continues to weaken with little evidence to suggest significant gains in the near future, but multifamily housing activity remains robust.

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Retail Sales and Industrial Production Rise in May; Consumer Sentiment Falls in Early June

– June 14, 2019

Gains in retail sales and industrial production in May are a positive for the economy, but trade wars are impacting consumer attitudes and represent a threat to the economic outlook.

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Small-Business Confidence Remains Strong Amid a Tight Labor Market

– June 11, 2019

Small-business confidence rose in May while job openings remain at historically high levels in April. Both are positive signs for the economy despite the high level of uncertainty caused by erratic trade policy.

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