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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Capital Goods Orders Fall 11.2% in February

The month-over-month rate of change has contracted in four of the last five months.
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Construction Spending Up 7.7% in February

This is the second month in a row that construction spending has increased more than 7.5% compared to one year ago.
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

March GBI at 56.4 – Fastest Growth in Two Years

Compared to March 2013, the index was 11.0% higher. This is the seventh consecutive month that the index was higher than it was one year ago.
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Consumer Spending Growth Slows to 2.1%

Real consumer spending has grown faster than 2.0% for the last five months. However, the rate of growth has decelerated each of the last three months.
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Disposable Income Up 2.1% in February

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, February real disposable income was $11,763 billion real dollars (seasonally adjusted at an annual rate). The month-over-month rate of change in February increased by 2.1%. This is the second month in a row that the month-over-month rate of change has been greater than 2.0%. The annual rate of change, now 1.1%, has grown at a faster rate each of the last two months.
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