Economics



Features
September 19, 2000

Although the Federal Reserve Board has tried to slow the fastcharging U.S. economy by raising short-term interest rates by almost two percentage points over the past year, there's been little apparent loss of long-term growth momentum.

Features
September 07, 2000

Long gone have been the days of Ward, June, Wally and the Beav as the typical model of the all-American family.

Features
August 23, 2000

Texas A&M’s Real Estate Confidence Index, based on a survey of real estate professionals, shows marked decline.

Features
August 18, 2000

June 2000 total housing starts were at a seasonally-adjusted annualized level of 1.554 million units, down 2.6% from the May total and 0.5% lower than during June of 1999.

Features
July 13, 2000

The total number of residential permits issued nationwide during the first five months of this year was 2.2% less than in January-May of 1999.

Features
July 13, 2000

Among 1999's top ten areas in terms of sheer volume of new residential construction, only three - Atlanta, Chicago, and the Washington, DC metropolitan area - were able to build upon their totals through the first five months of this year.

Features
July 13, 2000

The Labor Department''s construction materials composite price index,/b> declined by 0.3% between April and May, erasing all of the gain recorded the month before.

Features
July 13, 2000

The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) fell 4.1% in June from its record-high set the month before.

Features
July 13, 2000

May 2000 total housing starts were at a seasonally-adjusted annualized level of 1.592 million units, down 3.9% from the April total and 3.5% lower than during May of 1999.

Features
July 11, 2000

April 2000 total housing starts were at a seasonally-adjusted annualized level of 1.663 million units, after averaging almost 1.8 million units (annualized) during the December 1999-February 2000 period.

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