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Durable Goods Gain of 22.6% Only Huge in the Headline

Durable goods orders for July were reported Tuesday morning. Regardless of the headlines, this is one of the most volatile readings from month to month. The July reading for durable goods ...
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Africa

Ebola Outbreak and Liberian Economy by the Numbers

Arguably, Liberia has been affected most by the Ebola outbreak, with 576 deaths as of August 20, according to the AP. That figure is expected to rise sharply. Among the world's ...
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Leading Economic Indicators Show Continued Growth

The Conference Board reported that the Leading Economic Index had increased 0.9% in July to 103.3, following an increase of 0.6% increase in June, and following a 0.6% gain in ...
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Israel’s Economy by the Numbers

Israel has an outsized effect on world politics for a nation the gross domestic product (GDP) of which is not among the 40 largest in the world. The International Monetary ...
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German GDP Falls .2% In Q2–Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)

The German economy contracted .2% in the second quarter of 2014 according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The largest and most powerful by GDP, German's numbers are considered a critical ...
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Business Inventories Buildup Brings Weaker Expectations

The Commerce Department reported on Wednesday that Business Inventories were up by 0.4% for the month of June. The consensus estimate of economists polled by Bloomberg was spot on at ...
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July Retail Sales Get Third Quarter Off to a Bad Start

Retail sales did not have much to show for in the first month of the third quarter. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that retail sales were flat at 0.0% change ...
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ISM Non-Manufacturing Data Screams Higher

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has released its non-manufacturing report for July. The index rose to 58.7%, from 56% in June. This marks the highest reading in years and represents continued ...
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Smokestacks

Q2 GDP Blowout — at Least on the Headline Data

It turns out that the first quarter drop of 2.9% in gross domestic product (GDP) was truly a blip, just like economists had been saying all along. What is more ...
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GDP vs. FOMC vs. Unemployment and Payrolls

24/7 Wall St. wanted to make an update for its readers about the dual importance of economic reports. It is unemployment that rules the roost in most months, but this ...
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FOMC Preview Ahead of GDP and Unemployment

Tuesday marks the beginning of the July Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting of the Federal Reserve. This is a two-day meeting and the FOMC meeting announcement is slated for ...
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Why GDP Could Trump Unemployment in Importance This Week

In most months, the biggest single economic report is the Employment Situation report issued by the U.S. Department Labor on the first Friday of the month. That may not hold ...
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U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Watch in the Week Ahead

While all eyes will be on the upcoming July unemployment and payrolls on Friday, August 1, the other big economic report during the week will of course be second-quarter gross domestic ...
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June Durable Goods Likely Saved Second-Quarter GDP

Friday's report on durable goods was one we were paying close attention to. After all, this is the last major broad production and consumption number ahead of the first look ...
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Why Durable Goods Matters So Much on Friday – GDP Watch

On Friday we will get to see the report for Durable Goods  for the month of June. This is an incredibly important report because it is for June, marking the ...
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