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Economic Statistics for 23 Feb 16

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index rose 0.8% in December, and is up 5.7% on a year-to-year basis.

Existing Home Sales rose 0.4% in January to a 5.47 million annualized rate. Sales were up 11.0% from a year ago.

Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index turned negative in February, falling from 2 to -4.

The State Street Investor Confidence Index slipped from 108.8 to 106.5 in February.

February’s Consumer Confidence Index fell sharply, dropping -5.9 points to 92.2.

Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales rose to a still weak 1.2% on a year-ago basis, from the previous week’s 0.7%.


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