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The U.S. housing market has been stymied by a sharp rise in mortgage rates since 2016 as well as land and labor shortages.
The Philadelphia Federal Reserve said on Thursday its gauge on U.S. Mid-Atlantic business activity declined in February to its weakest level since May 2016.
Overall orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters to aircraft that are meant to last three years or more, increased 1.2 percent in December.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week.
He says rates are actually too high now but acknowledges that his view is in the minority on the central bank.
U.S. government debt yields rose Thursday amid reports the U.S. and China have begun outlining a deal to end their protracted trade war.
Stocks fell amid disappointing U.S. economic data. Wall Street also kept an eye on Washington as U.S.-China trade talks carried on.
"[The economy's] slowing down, but ... we think it's way above the stall speed," top J.P. Morgan strategist Marko Kolanovic says.
The central bank just released minutes of its January meeting, with the market watching closely for clues on a variety of matters.
Market participants will be digging closely through the meeting summary for clues on how the Fed views a number of issues.
The "real deal" could spark a 10 percent rally in the S&P, Bank of America's Savita Subramanian says.
Applications to purchase a home increased 2 percent for the week — the first uptick in four weeks — a sign of optimism in the housing market.
U.S. government debt yields held steady on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes.
New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday said he was comfortable with the level U.S. interest rates are at now, and sees no need to raise them again unless growth or inflation shift to an unexpectedly higher gear.
Stocks closed slightly higher on Wednesday as Wall Street tried to interpret a release from the Federal Reserve which summarized its crucial meeting last month where the central bank indicated it would be patient on future rate hikes.
"We live in the space of digital commerce and digital commerce is exploding still around the world ... and we're riding that wave," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says.