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Five Things to Watch in Tuesday’s Case-Shiller Home Prices Report

Standard & Poors will release its monthly Case-Shiller report Tuesday, which surveys existing single-family home prices. The report, which lags by two months, will cover housing market data from this past February. Over the past several months, this report has shown home prices rising continually across the country, and the […]

Five Things to Watch in Tuesday’s Housing Starts Report

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will release their report on the country’s new residential construction for March on Tuesday morning. Economists expect a slight increase in the rate new construction, following the trend of the sector’s steady recovery from the 2007 crash. […]

Five Things to Watch in March Retail Sales

This morning the Commerce Department will publish its count of all the retail products and services sold in March. Here are five things to look for when the numbers are released at 8:30 EDT. 1. Auto sales will accelerate… but not too fast Motor vehicle sales are 20 percent of […]

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5 Things to Watch for in March’s Inflation Report

The consumer price index is expected to show no increase in the report to be issued Wednesday by the Labor Department. But the more trend-worthy annual number is likely to increase from 2.1 to 2.3 percent and indicates that consumer prices around the economy are on a slow but upward […]

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Five Things to Watch in International Trade Report

The U.S. trade deficit has been widening for 5 consecutive months. January’s deficit reached the highest since November 2008, and February is expected to continue widening. Here are the five things you want to watch in the International Trade Report to be released on April 5 from the Commerce Department: […]

Household Saving Increases, As Spending Slows

Household saving got a boost last month, as spending on hurricane recovery died down. Personal income rose 0.4 percent for the third straight month, meeting analyst expectations of modest growth. The personal saving rate rose to 3.4 percent, reaching a six month high after months of very low saving. A […]

Solar Industry Not So Worried about Tariff on Imported Panels

The future looks promising for Cypress Creek Renewables, one of the largest solar companies in the U.S. Sthe New York State’s Renewable Energy Projects, which awarded $1.4 billion to 26 clean energy projects. Four of Cypress Creek’s are in the Mohawk Valley, one in Central New York and one in […]

High-Rise Boom Long on Luxury, Short on Affordability

When Natalie Anderson looked at a one-bedroom apartment in one of the new residential towers in Hudson Yards, on Manhattan’s West Side, she recognized it immediately. It had the kind of features—”open kitchen, barstools under a counter, inoffensive wood”—that developers use to attract young, mobile high-earners like Anderson to their […]