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E-commerce Sales Rose 3.9% in Q2

E-commerce Sales Rose 3.9% in Q2

Washington, DC, August 17, 2018— The estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2018 was $127.3 billion, an increase of 3.9% from the first quarter of 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Housing Starts Rose 0.9% in July

Washington, DC, August 16, 2018-Privately owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,168,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Labor Productivity Rose 2.9% in Q2

Washington, DC, August 15, 2018—Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased 2.9% during the second quarter of 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as output increased 4.8% and hours worked increased 1.9%.

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July Industrial Production Edged Up

Washington, DC, August 15, 2018-Industrial production edged up 0.1% in July after rising at an average pace of 0.5% over the previous five months, according to the Federal Reserve.

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Retail Sales Rose 6.4% YOY in August

Washington, DC, August 15, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for July 2018 were $507.5 billion, an increase of 0.5% from the previous month, and 6.4% above July 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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