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Latest GDP (4th Quarter 2015)

Economic growth was feeble in the final quarter of 2015, rising only 0.7 percent. One bright spot, however, was the housing sector, which through new home construction and rising home sales drove housing investment to rise by 8.2 percent....

Latest New Home Sales (December 2015)

Home sales of newly constructed homes rose solidly in December. The latest tally is the second highest monthly sales pace in nearly eight years. The annual total is the best in nearly a decade. The gain also affirms the...

Housing Starts: Spring May Bring Tight Supply Conditions

Here is a look at the latest housing starts for November 2015. New home construction rose significantly in the latest month and is on track for most activity since 2007. Still, significantly more construction is needed to relieve the...

Latest Consumer Price Inflation (November 2015)

There was a slight uptick in the broad consumer inflation measure in November. More interesting is the housing components, which continue to show high figures. Housing shortage still persists and this condition will jack-up the broad inflation rate in...

Surprising Performers in the Latest State and Metro Employment Conditions

There are plenty of new jobs in the states in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones and in a few southern states. Idaho, Utah, and Nevada are leaders. The Pacific states of California, Oregon, and Washington as well as...