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Friday, August 29, 2014

Consumer Spending Grows at Slowest Rate since February

The monthly rate of growth in consumer spending fell to the rate last seen in February. The annual growth rate has been flat since November 2013.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Real Disposable Income Sees Faster Growth in July

Both, the monthly and annual rate of change for real disposable income grew faster in July. The annual rate of change has steadily accelerated throughout 2014.
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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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