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Better Weather and End of West Coast Port Dispute Impact Durable Goods Orders for March

Orders for durable goods are likely to rise for March, following a decline last month. Durable goods, products that are designed to last more than three years, will see a rebound in orders as activities recovers from severe weather conditions...

 

A strong dollar dampens U.S. inflation for another month

Consumer prices likely increased only slightly in March, with the impact of rebounding energy costs tempered by a strong dollar’s downward pressure on the prices of imported goods. Tomorrow, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the...

 

Headline Prices Expected To Tick Up In Eurozone In March As Energy Prices Start Gradual Rise

Headline Prices Expected To Tick Up In Eurozone In March As Energy Prices Start Gradual Rise

  Core prices in the Eurozone are expected to fall slightly in March while headline inflation is expected to rise, and continue to rise, as oil prices stabilize and the impact of the massive decline in energy prices that started in 2014...

 

It’s payback time: housing starts to rebound in March

After snowstorms largely halted U.S. residential construction earlier this year, warmer weather will most likely cause a significant uptick in U.S. housing starts in March. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg posted a median estimate of 1.04 million...

 

An increasing Trade Deficit and Strengthening Dollar Affecting U.S.-India Trade Relations

An increasing Trade Deficit and Strengthening Dollar Affecting U.S.-India Trade Relations

U.S. efforts to increase trade relation with India through exports are in troubled waters because of the soaring value of dollar. As cheap Indian goods flood U.S. markets, trade deficit increases. Robust dollar and an expanding economy is strengthening...

 

TRADE DEFICIT NARROWS TO END-OF-RECESSION LEVEL OF $35.4 BILLION

TRADE DEFICIT NARROWS TO END-OF-RECESSION LEVEL OF $35.4 BILLION

The U.S. trade deficit plummeted in February to its lowest level in five years as the West Coast labor disputes contributed to depressed imports and exports, and a stronger dollar hindered the global competitiveness of domestic goods. The deficit...

 

Behind one single unemployment rate, a patchwork of problems in Europe

Behind one single unemployment rate, a patchwork of problems in Europe

Unemployment fell slightly in Europe in February for the third consecutive month. But there are still deep differences among countries and little agreement on how the EU will climb out of the recession in the near future. The jobless rate in...

 

Auto Sales Slow After Months of Steady Growth

Auto Sales Slow After Months of Steady Growth

The U.S. auto industry reported relatively flat sales in March, a sign the market is beginning to plateau after months of healthy growth. Automakers sold a total of 1.5 million vehicles last month, according to Autodata Corp, better than the...

 

Disappointing Jobs Numbers and Wage Gains Expected for March

By Michaela Ross Friday’s employment report is expected to show weaker jobs gains and stagnant wage growth as harsh weather, a stronger dollar and a retracting U.S. energy industry slowed the overall economy. Economists are predicting 245,000...

 

Consumers May Have Hit Their Savings Peak

April 1, 2015 By Marguerite Ward A steady rise in personal income and an uptick in consumer spending suggest that slowly, but surely, the consumer will soon emerge from winter hibernation. Personal income in Feb. increased $58.6 billion, or...