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New Durable Goods Orders Fell Sharply in June on Reduced Aircraft Sales and Broader Weaknesses

The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders fell sharply in June on reduced aircraft sales and broader weaknesses. New orders dropped from $229.0 billion in May to $219.8...

Census Bureau: New Homes Sales Rocket On Low Mortgage Rates

Amid low mortgage rates are rising rents home buyers are snapping up today's new construction, but at a slightly slower pace as compared to the month prior.

June residential sales jumped 25% from 2015, says Census Bureau/HUD

Mortgage rates have been at rock-bottom for longer than anyone expected -- but are consumers taking advantage of the economic boon to buy a home? Specifically, a new home? The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) indicate that sales are certainly stronger than last year, at least. Show More Summary

New Home Sales increased to 592,000 Annual Rate in June, Highest since 2008

The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 592 thousand. The previous three months were revised up by a total of 22 thousand (SAAR)."Sales of new single-family houses in June 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Show More Summary

Here come new home sales ...

The Census Bureau will release data on new home sales at 10 a.m. ET. Economists forecast that sales rose 1.6% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000, according to Bloomberg. Sales fell less than expected in May, by 6% at a rate...Show More Summary

Achieving Growth In Unexpected Places

By Aquila Leon-Soon Sometimes you have to be willing to experiment to find the growth you want. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were close to 10 million women-owned business in 2012, of which 89.5% had only one employee: the owner. Show More Summary

Census Data Reveals America's Weird Marriage Habits

A new visualization of US Census Bureau data reveals—in soothingly colorful bars and interactive key metrics—that married people are the weird ones. And you’d be surprised how many Americans get married at 15. Read more...

Construction Spending up in April Thanks to Residential Construction

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that total construction spending advanced 0.3% in April after rising the same amount in March. April total construction spending was $820.7 billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR)

U.S. housing starts continued to stagger in June

U.S. housing starts continued to stagger in June, according to the latest joint report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing. They fell 5% month to month to stand at only 549,000 units, their lowest level this year. At their trough-point in the recession, they were 477,000 units annualized in April 2009. Show More Summary

U.S. retail sales slide for second month in row

As reported by the Census Bureau today, U.S. total retail sales slid 0.5% in June versus May. This was the second month of decline in a row, after they slipped 1.1% in May. In the first four months of this year, they did nothing but advance.

US Housing Starts Rise To … January 1991 Levels

The US Census Bureau released the housing starts numbers today. In a nutshell, housing starts rose. The post US Housing Starts Rise To … January 1991 Levels was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Housing Starts Rise to a Three-Month High in June

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts rose to a three-month high in June, recovering a bit from a springtime...

Housing Starts increased to 1.189 Million Annual Rate in June

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,189,000. This is 4.8 percent above the revised May estimate of 1,135,000, but...Show More Summary

Housing starts jump more than expected

New residential construction rose at a faster rate than expected in June, according to the Census Bureau. Housing starts jumped 4.8% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.189 million, rebounding from a downward-revised 1.7% dropShow More Summary

“The Wrong Way to Count Prisoners”

NYT editorial: Voting rights advocates have been pressing the Census Bureau for more than a decade to stop counting prison inmates as “residents” of prisons — where they typically remain for only a short time — instead of the communities … Continue reading ?

Retail Spending Picked Up in June

The Census Bureau said that retail sales picked up in June, increasing by 0.6 percent and rising for the third straight month. Spending rose by 2.0 percent in the second...

Retail Sales increased 0.6% in June

On a monthly basis, retail sales were up 0.6% from May to June (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 2.7% from June 2015.From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and...Show More Summary

FLASHBACK: The Invention Of Hispanics. “Before 1970, the US Census Bureau classified Mexican, Cuba…

FLASHBACK: The Invention Of Hispanics. “Before 1970, the US Census Bureau classified Mexican, Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants as whites. Each community of Latin American origin would go by their nationality and by the region where they lived in the United States. But all that changed in the seventies, as activists began lobbying the US […]

Why Don’t Advertisers Pay Attention to Childless Women?

According to the most recent census figures, nearly half of women between the ages of 15 and 44 don’t have children. This is the highest percentage since the Census Bureau started tracking fertility rates in 1976. Half of women is a lot of women, and yet, advertisers continue to behave as though they don’t exist. Show More Summary

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened in May

The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau said that the U.S. trade deficit rose from $37.39 billion in April to $41.14 billion in May, its highest level since...

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