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Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/21/14 on the Web.

In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:
  • Builder confidence in August rises to highest level since January
  • Housing starts staged rebound in July to highest level since November
  • Building permits in July up 8.1 percent over and June and 7.7 percent year-over-year
  • CPI edged up 0.1 percent in July; rose 2.0 percent in previous 12 months
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Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/19/14 on the Web.

In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:
  • Producer Price Index rose just 0.1 percent in July; up 1.7 percent over previous 12 months
  • Empire State Manufacturing Survey still improving
  • Industrial production rose again in July; capacity at just 0.9 percent below long-term average
  • Consumer sentiment dips in August but confidence still at moderate positive levels
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Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/15/14 on the Web.

In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicator:
  • Initial unemployment claims rise 21,000 in latest report; 4-week average up just 2,000
  • Mortgage applications dip 2.7 percent in latest survey as rates remain flat
  • August FreddieMac outlook shows improving economic and housing conditions
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My column for the August 2014 issue of Builder and Developer magazine is now posted online.

For this issue, entitled "Second Quarter 2014 Economic Update," I wanted to focus on just how the new Fed Chair Janet Yellen is addressing the U.S. economy as well as how the economy performed in the second quarter of 2014.  An excerpt:
From Yellen’s financial perch, this collection of indices means that the U.S. economy, although slowly improving, is still too fragile to thrive without the Fed’s near-zero-rate training wheels. Consequently, it could be well into 2015 before we start to see interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve.

Despite the perceived fragility of the recovery, the recent robust level of hiring has been more sustainable than it has in years. By including June’s 288,000 increase and factoring in upward revisions for estimated hiring in April and May, employers added an average of 231,000 workers a month in the first half of 2014 -- the best six-month run since the spring of 2006... 
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To read the entire August 2014 issue in digital format, click here.

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 8/14/14 on the Web.

In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:
  • Job openings rise slightly to 4.7 million in June
  • Productivity rose by 2.5 percent in 2Q 2014
  • Retail sales mostly flat in July
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