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

Planned Job Cuts Grow Due To Tech Layoffs   Full Article
Chicago, IL, July 31, 2014 -- Announced job cuts by U.S. employers in July totaled 46,887, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Unemployment Claims Rise Last Week   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 31, 2014 -- Initial jobless claims jumped last week after falling to a 14-year low the week before.

Mortgage Applications Down on Lower Refinancing   Full Article
Washington, DC, July 30, 2014 -- Mortgage application volume fell last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.