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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Housing Permits Return to Growth in June

Housing permits increased of 8.9% compared to one year ago. Housing permits returned to growth in June after contracting last month for the first time since July 2011.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Durable Goods Capacity Utilization Highest Since April 2008

Durable goods capacity utilization was 77.3% in June 2014. It grew at the fastest rate of annual growth since June 2013.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Durable Goods Production Hits All-Time High in June

The month-over-month rate of change was 5.4%, which was the third fastest rate of month-over-month growth since December 2012.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Money Supply Continues to Grow at Slower Rate

In May 2014, the monetary base was $3.966 trillion dollars. That is 23.2% more than it was in May 2013.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Machine Tool Sales Contract First Time since February

Unit sales in May were 7.8% lower than they were one year ago. Real dollar sales contracted 17.8% in May compared to one year ago.
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