Category: Business

Existing-Home Sales Stumble In February

10:06 am Eastern | Business

After starting the year at the fastest pace in almost a decade, existing-home sales slid in February but remained above year ago levels both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors.read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Slovak Republic

9:09 am Eastern | Business

New item in your series of interest:IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Slovak Republic http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/03/23/pr1795-imf-executive-board-concludes-article-iv-consultation-with-slovak-republic*************************************************************** read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Dominica

22 Mar 13:53 | Business

New item in your series of interest:IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Visit to Dominica http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/03/22/pr1793-dominica-imf-staff-completes-2017-article-iv-visit*************************************************************** read more »

SEC Adopts T+2 Settlement Cycle for Securities Transactions

22 Mar 12:10 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted an amendment to shorten by one business day the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions.  Currently, the standard settlement cycle for these transactions is three business days, known as T+3.  The amended rule shortens the settlement cycle to two business days, T+2.  The amended rule is designed to enhance efficiency, reduce risk, and ensure a coordinated and expeditious transition by market participants to a shortened standard settlement cycle.  “As technology improves, new products emerge, and trading volumes grow, it is increasingly obvious that the outdated T+3 settlement cycle is no longer serving the best interests of the American people,” said SEC Acting Chairman Michael Piwowar.  “The SEC remains committed to ensuring that U.S. securities regulation is reflective of modern times, and in shortening the settlement cycle by one day we aim to increase efficiency and reduce risk read more »

Banking agencies issue joint report to Congress under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996

21 Mar 12:00 | Business

Banking agencies issue joint report to Congress under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996read more »

Your IMF Update: IMF Policy Paper

21 Mar 10:07 | Business

New item in your series of interest:2018 Quinquennial Review of the Funds Capacity Development Strategy: Concept Noteread more »

Harris Poll Finds Half Of Americans Say CEOs Have a Bad Reputation

21 Mar 10:06 | Business

Fifty percent of Americans rate the reputations of today's CEOs and corporate leaders as "bad," according to research from The Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ, which has identified movement, trends and insights in a changing corporate reputation landscape for the past 18 years.read more »

Federal Reserve System's Community Development Research Conference to focus on economic futures of kids and communities

21 Mar 10:00 | Business

Federal Reserve System's Community Development Research Conference to focus on economic futures of kids and communitiesread more »

U.S. International Transactions, 4th quarter and Year 2016

21 Mar 08:30 | Business

The U.S. current-account deficit decreased to $112.4 billion (preliminary) in the fourth quarter of 2016 from $116.0 billion (revised) in the third quarter of 2016, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The deficit decreased to 2.4 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) from 2.5 percent in the third quarter. Full Textread more »

Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by Cathay General Bancorp

20 Mar 17:00 | Business

Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by Cathay General Bancorpread more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Algeria

20 Mar 16:37 | Business

New item in your series of interest:IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Mission to Algeria http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/03/20/pr1790-algeria-imf-staff-completes-2017-article-iv-mission*************************************************************** read more »

Skilled Workers More Prone To Mistakes When Interrupted

20 Mar 15:07 | Business

Expertise is clearly beneficial in the workplace, yet highly trained workers in some occupations could actually be at risk for making errors when interrupted, indicates a new study by two Michigan State University psychology researchers.read more »

Home Prices at New High in February Amid Record Low Inventory

20 Mar 13:02 | U.S. News

February home prices reached a new high as steady demand combined with record low inventory drove prices up, according to this month's RE/MAX National Housing Report that surveys 53 metro areas.read more »

OpTic Gaming Takes the Crown at Call of Duty World League Dallas Open Presented by PlayStation(R)4

20 Mar 13:01 | Business

The Top Eight Teams Took Home Their Share of the $200,000 Prizeread more »

20 Worst Paying Jobs For Women In America

20 Mar 10:05 | U.S. News

What are the worst paying jobs in America for women? 24/7 Wall St. reviewed female weekly earnings as a percentage of male weekly earnings in full-time wage and salary jobs using data from the Bureau of Labor statistics to identify the 20 worst paying jobs for women in America.read more »

Federal Reserve Board's website has a new design

20 Mar 09:30 | Business

Federal Reserve Board's website has a new design read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release

18 Mar 11:07 | Business

New item in your series of interest:IMF Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Cooperation and Strong Policies to Sustain the Growth Momentum http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/03/18/pr1789-imf-christine-lagarde-calls-for-global-cooperation-and-strong-policies*************************************************************** read more »

G17: G.17 Data for February 2017 are now available

17 Mar 22:11 | Business

Industrial production and capacity utilization data for February 2017 are now available.Industrial production was unchanged in February following a 0.1 percent decrease in January. In February, manufacturing output moved up 0.5 percent for its sixth consecutive monthly increase. Mining output jumped 2.7 percent, but the index for utilities fell 5.7 percent, as continued unseasonably warm weather further reduced demand for heating. At 104.7 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial production in February was 0.3 percent above its level of a year earlier. Capacity utilization for the industrial sector declined 0.1 percentage point in February to 75.4 percent, a rate that is 4.5 percentage points below its long-run (1972-2016) average.read more »

G17: G.17 Annual Revision to be released at noon (EDT) on March 31, 2017

17 Mar 22:11 | Business

The Federal Reserve Board plans to issue its annual revision to the index of industrial production (IP) and the related measures of capacity utilization at 12:00 noon (EDT) on March 31, 2017. New annual benchmark data for 2015 for manufacturing will be incorporated, as will other annual data, including information on the mining of metallic and nonmetallic minerals (except fuels). The updated IP indexes will include revisions to the monthly indicator (either product data or input data) and to seasonal factors for each industry. In addition, the estimation methods for some series may be changed. Any modifications to the methods for estimating the output of an industry will affect the index from 1972 to the present.Capacity and capacity utilization will be revised to incorporate data through the fourth quarter of 2016 from the U.S. Census Bureau's Quarterly Survey of Plant Capacity along with new data on capacity from the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Department of Energy, and othread more »

G17: Seasonal Factors for auto and truck production have been revised

17 Mar 22:11 | Business

Seasonal factors for auto and truck production were revised back to January 1996 and extended through June 2018 on March 17, 2017. The revised factors for September 2016 through February 2017 were used in the G.17 release published on March 17, 2017, and the revised factors for earlier months will be incorporated into the production estimates at the time of the annual revision on March 31, 2017. The revised seasonal factors are based on production data through January 2017. The revised factors also correct an error in the number of holidays for January 2017, which had previously been understated. The seasonal factors will be revised again in March 2018.read more »

Your IMF Update: Mission Concluding Statement - Colombia

17 Mar 16:52 | Business

New item in your series of interest:Colombia: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2017 Article IV Mission http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/03/17/mcs31717-colombia-staff-concluding-statement-of-the-2017-article-iv-mission*************************************************************** read more »

Call of Duty World League (CWL) Presented by PlayStation(R) 4, Takes over the Dallas Metroplex Beginning Today

17 Mar 15:01 | Entertainment

North American, European and Asia-Pacific Teams to Compete Marchread more »

Research First To Show Effectiveness Of Federal Reserve Emergency Lending 2007-09

17 Mar 13:04 | Business

This week, the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for just the third time in nine years. While many Americans know the Fed for its role in making monetary policy, it serves another lesser-known but hugely important purpose: providing temporary, short-term funds to banks as a "lender of last resort."read more »

Your IMF Update: Mission Concluding Statement - Romania

17 Mar 12:08 | Business

New item in your series of interest:Romania: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2017 Article IV Mission http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/03/17/ms031717-romania-staff-concluding-statement-of-the-2017-article-iv-mission*************************************************************** read more »

Business Employment Dynamics Latest Numbers

17 Mar 10:51 | Business

Gross Job Gains: Total Private 7,463,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2016 Historical Data Goods-Producing 1,332,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2016 Historical Data Service-providing 6,131,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2016 read more »

Import/Export Price Indexes Latest Numbers

17 Mar 10:51 | Business

Imports All Commodities: +0.2% in Feb 2017 Historical Data Fuels & Lubricants: -0.7% in Feb 2017 Historical Data All Imports Excluding Fuels: +0.3% in Feb 2017 read more »

Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers

17 Mar 10:51 | Business

Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in Feb 2017 News Release Historical Data Unemployment Rate: 4.7% in Feb 2017 News Release Historical Data Payroll Employment: read more »

Consumer Price Index Latest Numbers

17 Mar 10:51 | Business

CPI-U, US City Average, All Items: NSA +0.3% in Feb 2017 Historical Data SA +0.1% in Feb 2017 Historical Data NSA +2.7% since Feb 2016 Historical Dread more »

Current Employment Statistics Latest Numbers

17 Mar 10:51 | Business

Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +235,000(p) in Feb 2017 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.06(p) in Feb 2017 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: read more »

Mass Layoff Statistics Latest Numbers

17 Mar 10:51 | Business

Seasonally Adjusted: Total Mass Layoff Events 1,301 in May 2013 Historical Data Change in Total Mass Layoff Events +102 in May 2013 Historical Data Total Mass Layoff Initial Claimants 127,821 read more »

Labor Force Statistics Latest Numbers

17 Mar 10:51 | Business

Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate: 4.7% in Feb 2017 Historical Data Change in Unemployment Level: -107,000 in Feb 2017 Historical Data Change in Employment Level: +447,000 in Feb 2017 Historical Dataread more »

Mortgage Rates Hit Multi-Year Highs

17 Mar 10:05 | Business

Mortgage rates increased for a third consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 4.44 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »

Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by People's United Financial, Inc.

16 Mar 16:35 | Business

Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by People's United Financial, Inc.read more »

Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action with Community Shores Bank Corporation

16 Mar 16:35 | Business

Federal Reserve Board announces termination of enforcement action with Community Shores Bank Corporationread more »

Federal Reserve Board approves action by the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

16 Mar 16:35 | Business

Federal Reserve Board approves action by the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolisread more »

Import/Export Price Indexes Latest Numbers

16 Mar 10:07 | Business

Imports All Commodities: +0.2% in Feb 2017 Historical Data Fuels & Lubricants: -0.7% in Feb 2017 Historical Data All Imports Excluding Fuels: +0.3% in Feb 2017 read more »

Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers

16 Mar 10:07 | Business

Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in Feb 2017 News Release Historical Data Unemployment Rate: 4.7% in Feb 2017 News Release Historical Data Payroll Employment: read more »

Consumer Price Index Latest Numbers

16 Mar 10:07 | Business

CPI-U, US City Average, All Items: NSA +0.3% in Feb 2017 Historical Data SA +0.1% in Feb 2017 Historical Data NSA +2.7% since Feb 2016 Historical Dread more »

Current Employment Statistics Latest Numbers

16 Mar 10:07 | Business

Change in Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment: +235,000(p) in Feb 2017 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Hourly Earnings for All Employees: +$0.06(p) in Feb 2017 Historical Data Change in Total Private Average Weekly Hours for All Employees: read more »

Mass Layoff Statistics Latest Numbers

16 Mar 10:07 | Business

Seasonally Adjusted: Total Mass Layoff Events 1,301 in May 2013 Historical Data Change in Total Mass Layoff Events +102 in May 2013 Historical Data Total Mass Layoff Initial Claimants 127,821 read more »

Labor Force Statistics Latest Numbers

16 Mar 10:07 | Business

Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate: 4.7% in Feb 2017 Historical Data Change in Unemployment Level: -107,000 in Feb 2017 Historical Data Change in Employment Level: +447,000 in Feb 2017 Historical Dataread more »

Growth Forecast Unchanged Ahead Of Expected Rate Hike

16 Mar 10:05 | Business

Growth expectations for 2017 remain subject to both upside and downside risks from potential policy changes as the Federal Reserve considers raising interest rates for the second time in three months, according to the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group's March 2017 Economic and Housing Outlook.read more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release

16 Mar 08:52 | Business

New item in your series of interest:Statement by Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Explosion in the IMF’s Paris Office http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/03/16/PR1685-Statement-by-Managing-Director-Christine-Lagarde-on-the-Explosion-in-the-IMF-Paris-Office*************************************************************** read more »

Federal Reserve Board approves action by the Boards of Directors of the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and St. Louis

15 Mar 21:21 | Business

Federal Reserve Board approves action by the Boards of Directors of the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and St. Louisread more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release

15 Mar 16:37 | Business

New item in your series of interest:IMF Managing Director Welcomes Establishment of High Level Advisory Group on FinTech http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/03/15/pr1784-imf-managing-director-welcomes-establishment-of-high-level-advisory-group-on-fintech*************************************************************** read more »

Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the March 14-15 FOMC meeting

15 Mar 14:35 | Business

Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the March 14-15 FOMC meetingread more »

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

15 Mar 14:35 | Business

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statementread more »

Your IMF Update: Press Release - Jordan

15 Mar 14:07 | Business

New item in your series of interest:IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Jordan http://www.imf.org/en/News/Articles/2017/03/15/pr1783-jordan-imf-staff-concludes-visit*************************************************************** read more »

U.S. Employer Confidence Remains Positive

15 Mar 10:06 | Business

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in Q2 2017 with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff between April and June, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.read more »

Business Employment Dynamics Latest Numbers

15 Mar 08:37 | Business

Gross Job Gains: Total Private 7,463,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2016 Historical Data Goods-Producing 1,332,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2016 Historical Data Service-providing 6,131,000 in 2nd Qtr of 2016 read more »

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