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Economic Statistics for 14 Apr 16

Consumer prices rose 0.1% in March, both at the headline and core rate. On a year-over-year basis, the CPI is up 0.9% overall, and 2.2% less food and energy.

Initial weekly jobless claims fell 13,000 to 253,000. The 4-week average fell 1,500 to 265,000. Continuing claims fell 18,000 to 2.171 million.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose 1.0 point to 43.6 in the latest week.

The Fed’s balance sheet rose $15.7 billion last week, with total assets of $4.5 trillion. Reserve bank credit rose $4.4 billion.

The Fed reports that M2 money supply fell by $33.7 billion in the latest week.


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