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Friday, August 18, 2017

Capacity Utilization Contracts for Second Month

After six straight months of growth, durable goods capacity utilization contracted in June and July.


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Durable Goods Production Grows at Fastest Rate Since July 2015

The month-over-month rate of change has not contracted since August 2016, pushing the annual rate of growth to its fastest rate since July 2015.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Housing Permits Remained Above 100,000 for Fifth Month

But, the level, with permits at just more than 100,000 in July, was still at previous recession levels.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Real 10-Year Rate Just 0.4 Percent in July

But, the year-over-change was the highest it has been since May 2016.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Machine Tool Orders Grow for 8th Month

The annual rate of growth accelerated for the third straight month.


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