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Five Things to Watch in the April CPI Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its April CPI report on Wednesday, offering some insights into the US inflation picture. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect headline inflation will have risen 8.1% from April 2021 to April 2022.  Here are five things to watch in the monthly report out Wednesday […]

Five Things To Watch in the March Trade Balance Report

The U.S. trade deficit in goods and services is expected to have hit a fresh high in March at $107 billion, potentially setting the stage for a further cooldown in economic growth. Here is what to watch in the March trade balance report, set for release by the Bureau of […]

5 Things to Watch in the March Personal Income Report

The Commerce Department will release its personal income and outlays report on Friday, which includes economic temperature checks like consumer spending and inflation.  Analysts expect that consumer spending increased 0.6% in March, an uptick from the previous month, as demand remains high despite precipitous price increases. Increased consumer spending indicates […]

Five things to watch for in March’s durable goods report

The US Commerce Department will publish its March durable goods advanced report Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. EST. Economists are spread wide on what they expect to see since February’s report was the first significant decline in more than a year. Here’s what to watch for: Slow growth and possible recession […]

Five Things To Know For Tuesday’s Case-Shiller Housing Index Report

S&P CoreLogic will release the monthly Case-Shiller Home Price Indices on Tuesday, which track changes in housing prices across the nation. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg anticipate a 1.5 percent month-over-month increase and 19.20 percent year-over-year increase – slightly up from the prior month – for the 20-city composite. Here’s what […]

U.S. Farmers Race Against Food Spoilage As Shipments Stall

By the time the cargo ship made it to India last summer, the container of apples from the U.S. had started to rot. The overseas trip had taken more than two months, about double the amount of time expected in past years.  After an inspection at the port, the Indian […]

U.S. Trade Deficit Remains Near Record High In February

The U.S. trade deficit held near its record high in February, just before the Russian invasion of the Ukraine pushed the prices of commodity exports and imports dramatically higher.  The trade deficit in goods and services narrowed by 0.1% to a seasonally adjusted $89.19 billion, according to data released by […]