Economic Indicators

  Current  Previous  CHANGE 
New Home Sales407419- 2.9 %
Existing Home Sales47404450+ 6.5 %
Consumer Confidence3844.7- 15 %
Housing Starts550651-15.5 %
CPI210.2211.7- .7 %
Prime5%5.25 %-.25 %

Economic News

Initial Unemployment Claims Rise Last week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 11, 2014 -- Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose to 315,000 last week, up from the previous week's revised total of 304,000, according to the Labor Department.

Wholesale Inventories, Sales Rise in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 10, 2014 -- Wholesale inventories ticked up in July by the smallest amount in a year, according to the Commerce Department.

Mortgage Applications Decline Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, Sept. 10, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume fell last week as interest rates rose for the first time in four weeks, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.