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

Consumer Spending Declines in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Consumer spending fell in July, according to the Commerce Department.

Chicago Area Manufacturing Spikes Higher   Full Article
Chicago, IL, Aug. 29, 2014 -- Chicago PMI, a measure of manufacturing, surged to a reading of 64.3 in August from 52.6 in July

Pending Home Sales Highest in 11 Months   Full Article
Washington, DC, Aug. 28, 2014 -- Pending home sales rose 3.3% in July to reach the highest level in 11 months, according to the National Association of Realtors.