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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Housing Permits Increase at Second Fastest Rate of 2014

Also, housing permits reached their highest level since June 2008.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Real Fed Funds Rate Remains Unchanged for Third Month

While the rate itself is virtually unchanged, the year-over-year change in the rate increased for the second month in a row.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Capacity Utilization at Highest Level since January 2008

Durable goods capacity is at its highest level in some time and the rate of growth is accelerating. This indicates a significant increase in capital investment in 2015.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Durable Goods Production Grows at Fastest Rate since July 2012

July, typically a slow month for production, recorded the lowest production index since February. But, the month-over-month rate of growth of production in July was the fastest since July 2012.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cutting Tool Orders Very Strong in June

This is the first time cutting tool orders have grown month over month since September 2013. And, the month-ove-month rate of growth was the fastest since the report began in January 2012.
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