Dec 23, 2014

U.S. home sales hit slowest pace in six months in November

Fewer Americans bought homes in November as buying slid to its slowest pace in six months. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that sales of existing homes fell 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.93 million. That was down from ...

Jan 16, 2014

November machinery orders take pre-tax jump

Core private-sector machinery orders rose a seasonally adjusted 9.3 percent month on month in November to their highest level in over five years, the government said Thursday, with many companies eager to bolster investment ahead of the April sales tax hike. The orders, excluding ...

Dec 26, 2013

Some on BOJ board see CPI gains cooling

Some Bank of Japan policymakers think the recent rise in consumer prices is likely to slow, and there are calls to provide a thorough explanation of how the BOJ intends to achieve its 2 percent inflation target, the minutes of their November policy meeting ...