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U.S. consumer prices rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, pointing to a gradual build up of inflationary pressures.
The Conference Board's LEI was up 0.3 percent in June, just missing analyst estimates of 0.5 percent growth.
U.S. consumer sentiment dipped in early July while an index of consumer expectations weakened for a third straight month.
U.S. jobless claims fell unexpectedly last week, but housing starts plunged sharply and stoked new fears about the recovery.
Some American restaurants got a boost from the soccer tournament, according to the Federal Reserve's Beige Book report.
U.S. industrial production rose modestly in June, its fourth gain in five months.
U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in June with gains across most categories, indicating some inflation.
But details of the Commerce Department report suggest the economy was on a solid footing at the end of the second quarter.
New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession.
Small business sentiment weakened in June, pulling back from a six-year high because firms felt less confident the economy would improve in the coming months.
The pace of growth in the U.S. services sector slowed slightly in June as business activity decelerated.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed a bit more than expected in May as exports jumped to a record high.
A fall in demand for military equipment spurred a drop in new orders for U.S. factory goods, data showed on Wednesday.
The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed slightly in June, though new orders accelerated to a six-month high.
New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell marginally last week, as consumer spending rose less than expected.
The U.S. economy contracted at a steeper pace than previously estimated in the first quarter as durable goods fell sharply.
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes jumped to a six-year high in May, the latest indication the housing market was starting to dig out of a recent soft patch.
Scotland could become a financial hub to rival Frankfurt and also double its wealth over the next 25 years, a new report claimed.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dipped more than expected last week.
The U.S. current account deficit increased to its widest point in 1-1/2 years in the first quarter as exports slumped.