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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate on Manufacturing, Housing Reports

*from www.bloomberg.com, May 16, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: U.S. stocks fluctuated between gains and losses, after the S&P 500 Index extended a record yesterday, as housing starts and manufacturing in the...

Jobless Claims in U.S. Jump to Highest Level in Six Weeks

*from www.bloomberg.com, May 16, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: More Americans than projected filed claims for jobless benefits last week and manufacturing in the Philadelphia region unexpectedly shrank in May, signs...

Housing Bubble Threat Grows

*from www.bloomberg.com, May 16, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: Just a year since the U.S. housing market hit bottom after the biggest plunge in eight decades, signs of excess are re-emerging. Key Facts and Figures: An...

U.S. Stocks Rise on Stimulus Bets as Manufacturing Falls

*from www.bloomberg.com, May 15, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: U.S. stocks rose, erasing earlier losses for benchmark indexes, as data showing weakness in manufacturing fueled bets the Federal Reserve will be in...

U.S. Stocks Advance on Increased Optimism

*from www.bloomberg.com, May 14, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: U.S. stocks rose, with the S&P 500 Index headed for its eighth record high in the past nine sessions, on increased optimism over growth in the...

Americans Most Upbeat in Five Years as Firings Slow: Economy

*from www.bloomberg.com, May 9, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: The number of Americans filing claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped last week, signaling employers have enough confidence in the economic...

Americans Most Upbeat in Five Years as Firings Slow: Economy

*from www.bloomberg.com, May 2, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: Consumer sentiment climbed last week to the highest level in more than five years and claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly dropped, indicating the...

U.S. Stocks Fall on Economic Data Before Fed Statement

*from www.bloomberg.com, May 1, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: U.S. stocks fell, dragging the S&P 500 Index from a record high, on slower growth in payrolls and manufacturing as investors awaited a policy statement...

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Climb by Most Since May 2006

*from , April 30, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: Residential real-estate prices increased in February by the most since May 2006, showing the U.S. Housing market is strengthening. Key Facts and Figures: The S&P/Case-Shiller index of...

Growth in U.S. Trails Forecasts as Defense Spending Falls

*from www.bloomberg.com, April 26, 2013 (To view original article click here.) Take Away #1: The U.S. economy grew less than forecast in the first quarter as a drop in defense outlays undercut the biggest increase in consumer spending in two...