U.S. consumers paid slightly higher prices in March than in the month prior, but inflation remained dormant.
Home builder confidence remained in a holding pattern in April, ticking up just one point. The reading missed estimates.
U.S. business inventories rose a bit less than expected as sales rebounded, suggesting a slow pace of restocking could weigh on economic growth in the first quarter.
U.S. retail sales blew out expectations in March, and raised hopes for second quarter growth.
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