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U.S. home prices grow at slowest rate in two years: report

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The rate of price growth for homes across the country cooled in July for a fifth consecutive month, according to a recent Redfin analysis. The national median sales price grew at an annual rate of 5.3 percent last month , as the brokerage noted in its report cited by Mansion Global. July's slowdown is notable for reaching a low not seen since September 2016. Seattle, Portland and San Jose were...
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President Trump's Power Plant Plan May Increase U.S. Carbon Pollution

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Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama's plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could actually increase them.
The move, combined with a rollback of automobile efficiency mandates proposed earlier this month, represents a significant retreat from the fight against climate change by a president who's already vowed to pull the U.S. out of the Paris agreement. Transportation and electric generation are the biggest sources of heat-trapping gas emissions in the U.S., accounting for 56 percent of the total in 2016, according to the...
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U.S. International Investment Position, 1st quarter 2018, Year 2017, and annual update

U.S. International Investment Position, 1st quarter 2018, Year 2017, and annual update

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U.S. International Investment Position, 1st quarter 2018, Year 2017, and annual update
End of 1st quarter 2018:
-$7,888.1 billion
End of 4th quarter 2017:
-$7,725.0 billion
End of Year 2017:
-$7,725.0 billion
End of Year 2016:
-$8,181.6 billion
The U.S. net international investment position decreased to -$7,888.1 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2018 from -$7,725.0 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The $163.1 billion decrease reflected a $182.8 billion decrease in U.S. assets and a $19.7 billion...
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U.S. International Transactions, 1st quarter 2018 and annual update

U.S. International Transactions, 1st quarter 2018 and annual update

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U.S. International Transactions, 1st quarter 2018 and annual update 1st quarter 2018:
-$124.1 billion 4th quarter 2017:
-$116.1 billion
The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $124.1 billion in the first quarter of 2018 from $116.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The deficit was 2.5 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product in the first quarter, up from 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter.
Current Release
Current Release: June 20, 2018
Next release: September 19, 2018
U.S. International Transactions, 1st...
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Personal Income and Outlays, June 2018

Personal Income and Outlays, June 2018

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Personal Income and Outlays, June 2018 and Comprehensive Update: 1929 Through May 2018
June 2018:
0.4 percent
May 2018:
0.4 percent
Personal income increased 0.4 percent in June, the same increase as in May. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.4 percent in June after increasing 0.3 percent in May.
Current Release
Next release: August 30, 2018
PERSONAL INCOME AND OUTLAYS, JUNE 2018
Personal Income
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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, June 2018

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, June 2018

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U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, June 2018
June 2018:
-$46.3 billion
May 2018:
-$43.2 billion
The U.S. monthly international trade deficit increased in June 2018 according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau. The deficit increased from $43.2 billion in May to $46.3 billion in June, as exports decreased and imports increased. The previously published May deficit was $43.1 billion. The goods deficit increased $3.1 billion in June to $68.8 billion. The services surplus decreased less than $0.1 billion in June to $22.5 billion.
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Mueller's findings in the Russia probe could reportedly be delivered as soon...

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