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Mortgage demand rises for fourth week in a row as rates fall to the lowest level in a month

Mortgage applications rose 2.9% in the latest week, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage is 6.45%.

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New York Fed housing survey: Americans expect mortgage rates to rise above 8% a year from now

Households expect home price growth to slow, but not stall, New York Fed says.

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Consumer confidence rises on hope of better U.S. economy. Inflation still a big worry

A survey of U.S. consumer confidence rebounded slightly in March, reflecting ongoing strength in the labor market and more hope about the future of the economy.

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U.S. home-price rises slow again in January, with western markets leading declines

Case-Shiller 20-city home price index was up 2.5% year-on-year in January.

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Higher inventories offset slight rise in trade deficit in goods and could boost U.S. GDP

The U.S. trade deficit in goods rose less than 1% in February while inventories rebounded, potentially adding strength to gross domestic product in the first quarter.

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Small U.S. banks lose 1.9% of deposits after SVB failure — and more money could flee

Deposits at U.S. small banks fell 1.9% in the latest week, the Federal Reserve reported Friday, amid the fallout from the failure of Silicon Valley Bank.

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Mortgage rates dip amid economic uncertainty

The 30-year mortgage rate is averaging 6.42%, Freddie Mac said in its latest weekly survey, released Thursday.

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U.S. economy speeds up in March, S&P finds, but so does inflation

The U.S. economy accelerated in March, S&P Global surveys showed, but so did inflation as companies raised selling prices.

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Durable-goods orders fall 1% in February. Cars and planes to blame

Orders for U.S. manufactured goods fell 1% in February due to less demand for passenger planes and new cars, but business investment rose for the second straight month.

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U.S. new home sales rise for third straight month by 1.1% in February

New home sales at 640,000 annual rate in February versus 633,000 in prior month.

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Jobless claims dip to 3-week low of 191,000 — labor market still very strong

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week slipped to a three-week low of 191,000 --- no sign of erosion in U.S. labor market.

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Mortgage demand rises for third week in a row as rates continue to fall

Mortgage applications rose 3% in the latest week, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. The average rate for a 30-year mortgage is 6.48%.

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U.S. existing-home sales rise for the first time in 13 months, surging 14.5% in February

Existing-home sales rose to a rate of 4.58 million in February, the National Association of Realtors said.

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Hard landing? SVB failure threatens credit crunch and raises odds of recession

Just a few months ago, there was renewed hope the U.S. could pull off a rare "soft landing": Snuff out high inflation without killing the economic expansion.

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U.S. industrial output was flat in February

U.S. industrial output was flat in February, the Federal Reserve said Friday.

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Consumer sentiment falls for first time in four months — and that was before Americans knew about SVB

A survey of consumer sentiment slid to 63.4 in March and fell for the first time in four months, reflecting angst about high inflation and a slowing economy.

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U.S. economy is headed for trouble, leading economic index signals

The U.S. leading economic index fell 0.3% in February — the 11th decline in a row — continuing to signal an upcoming recession.

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Philadelphia Fed’s manufacturing gauge remains deep in contraction territory in March

The Philadelphia Fed's manufacturing index stayed in deep contraction territory, inching up to a reading of negative 23.2 in March.

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Import prices fall again and are now helping to reduce U.S. inflation

The cost of imported goods fell 0.1% in February and declined for the seventh time in the past eighth months, helping to contribute to a slowdown in U.S. inflation.

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Jobless claims tumble to 192,000 and show no sign of rising U.S. layoffs

The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits last week fell to 192,000 and returned close to historic lows, suggesting layoffs in the U.S. remain quite low.

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U.S. housing starts rise by 9.8% in February, led by a surge in apartment construction

Construction on new U.S. homes rose 9.8% in February, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

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U.S. builder confidence rises for third consecutive month, despite high mortgage rates and construction costs

U.S. home builder sentiment rose for the third month in a row in February, the National Association of Home Builders said.

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Eggs and other wholesale prices decline, PPI shows, and hint at easing inflation

U.S. wholesale prices fell 0.1% in February --- the second decline in three months --- hinting at some easing in stubbornly high inflation.

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Retail sales fall for third time in four months. A slower U.S. economy?

Sales at U.S. retailers fell in February, pulling back from a big increase in the first month of the new year. Auto dealers and most other retailers posted weaker results.

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New York Empire State factory gauge weakens sharply in March

The New York Fed’s Empire State business conditions index, a gauge of manufacturing activity in the state, fell 18.8 points to negative 24.6 in March , the regional Fed bank said Wednesday.