Recent Economic & Committee News

  • Click here to view: JEC Hearing: "Increasing Economic Opportunity for African Americans"

    Jul 29 2014

    A hearing "Increasing Economic Opportunity for African Americans: Local Initiatives that Are Making a Difference" will be held before the Joint Economic Committee held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. in room G-50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
  • Weekly Economic Update: July 21-25, 2014

    Jul 28 2014

    Associated Image The consumer price index increased 0.3% in June while core CPI increased 0.1%. Existing home sales rose a higher-than-expected 2.6% to an annual rate of 5.04 million units for June. New home sales slowed to an annual rate of 406,000 units in June. Durable goods orders increased 0.7% for June. Initial jobless claims fell 19,000 to 284,000 for the week ended 7/19.
  • Weekly Economic Update: July 14-18, 2014

    Jul 22 2014

    Associated Image Retail sales increased 0.2% in June. Business inventories rose 0.5% in May. The producer price index for total final demand rose 0.4% in June. Industrial production increased 0.2% in June. Housing starts declined 9.3% in June to an annualized pace of 0.893 million units. Building permits declined 4.2% to an annualized pace of 0.963 million units in June. Initial jobless claims fell 3,000 to 309,000 for the week ended 7/12.
  • Hearing Announcement: "Increasing Economic Opportunity for African Americans: Local Initiatives that Are Making a Difference"

    Jul 22 2014

    Associated Image A hearing "Increasing Economic Opportunity for African Americans: Local Initiatives that Are Making a Difference" will be held before the Joint Economic Committee held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. in room G-50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
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