Apr 22 2014
Retail sales increased 1.1% in March. Business inventories increased 0.4% in February. The consumer price index rose 0.2% in March while core CPI also increased 0.2%. Housing starts rose 2.8% in March to an annualized pace of 946,000 units. Building permits fell 2.4% in March to an annualized pace of 990,000 units. Industrial production increased 0.7% in March. Initial jobless claims rose 2,000 to 304,000 for the week ended 4/12.