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Thursday, Jan 18

17

Ignore the bad housing starts number. Builder optimism and buyer demand are high

CNBC / Economy

Despite the latest housing starts figures, homebuilders are optimistic as homebuyer demand rises.

'Potholes are everywhere'—fixing US infrastructure could take 40 years, says Chamber of Commerce CEO

CNBC / Economy

Infrastructure in the United States is "25 years behind at least," U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says.

15

Forget DACA for now, let's keep the government open first, says GOP's Hensarling

CNBC / U.S.

Democrats insisting the government funding bill include DACA protections is not a good way to govern, Hensarling says.

US housing starts down sharply on drop in single-family units

CNBC / Economy

U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year.

US jobless claims fall to 45-year low

CNBC / Economy

First-time claims for benefits were expected to total 250,000 in the most recent week, down from the 261,000 claims reported for the prior week.

Trump administration's infrastructure plan takes shape, focusing on state, local, and private financing

CNBC / U.S.

The Trump administration is finalizing its infrastructure plan, which would push most project financing to private investment, and state and local taxpayers.

12

Congress to vote on Thursday for a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown

CNBC / U.S.

The White House said it supports a short term funding extension, though it would prefer a long-term solution.

01

Cramer calls Apple's $350 billion investment in the US economy a 'modern-day Marshall Plan'

CNBC / Technology

Jim Cramer interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook after his company's pledge to contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy.

Wednesday, Jan 17

17

Homebuilder confidence falls from 18-year high, but it's still strong

CNBC / U.S.

Homebuilders are starting the year a little less confident due to rising costs.

16

International tourism is booming, but not to the US

CNBC / U.S.

Travel- and retail-industry leaders are fretting about a decline in international visitors to the U.S.

Utilities, mining boost US industrial production

CNBC / Economy

U.S. industrial production increased more than expected as unseasonably cold weather boosted demand for heating.

14

UBS becomes more bullish on US Fed rate path

CNBC / U.S.

The Swiss bank UBS has updated its call on the number of rate hikes that the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce this year.

Monday, Jan 15

08

Trump earns 'high marks' from UBS for his economic policies

CNBC / Economy

The previous U.S. tax code and heavy regulations in the country did not give investors much confidence, UBS says.

Friday, Jan 12

17

Holiday sales best since Great Recession, as consumers buy the latest gadgets

CNBC / U.S.

National Retail Federation attributed growth to consumer confidence and strong employment.

Corporations may dodge billions in US taxes through new loophole

CNBC / Economy

The loophole involves the tax rates - 15.5 percent or 8 percent - that companies must pay on $2.6 trillion in profits they are holding abroad.

US business inventories rise in November

CNBC / Economy

U.S. business inventories rose slightly more than expected in November and figures for the prior month were revised higher.

15

US retail sales rise, while core sales are revised sharply higher

CNBC / Economy

U.S. retail sales increased in December as households bought a range of goods and figures for the prior month were revised higher.

US core consumer prices post biggest gain in 11 months

CNBC / Economy

The U.S. Consumer Price Index was expected to rise 0.2 percent in December, down from the 0.4 percent increase a month earlier.

14

Fed's Kaplan warns of unemployment 'overshoot' that could lead to a recession

CNBC / Economy

Robert Kaplan is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a voting member on the Fed's policy-setting committee.

Thursday, Jan 11

22

Fed's Dudley warns that tax cuts putting economy on an 'unsustainable path'

CNBC / U.S.

New York Fed President Bill Dudley said that the recently passed tax cuts pose an ominous threat down the road.

21

David Rosenberg: Fed taking on role of 'serial bubble blower' and it won't 'end well'

CNBC / U.S.

The Fed's tendency will be toward safe decisions and away from anything likely to unsettle Wall Street, said David Rosenberg at Gluskin Sheff.

16

Americans love the economy — but most still don't like Trump

CNBC / Economy

Two-thirds of voters call the economy "excellent" or "good," but only a third approve of President Trump's performance.

15

US jobless claims increase for fourth straight week

CNBC / U.S.

First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 248,000 for the most recent week.

US producer prices fall for first time in nearly 1½ years

CNBC / U.S.

The U.S. Producer Price Index slipped 0.1 percent in December, after a 0.4 percent increase a month earlier.

Wednesday, Jan 10

19

The Fed is worried about what it will do in the next recession and is considering dramatic changes

CNBC / Economy

More and more, Fed officials are beginning to think seriously about a dramatic change to monetary policy.

18

Home equity hits record high, and here's how homeowners are spending it

CNBC / Economy

Homeowners are increasingly taking out cash to make more cash.

Minneapolis Fed proposes massive regulation change for big banks

CNBC / U.S.

The Minneapolis Fed proposed a set of sweeping new regulations aimed at reducing the risk big banks pose to the economy.

17

Wholesale inventories rebound strongly in November

CNBC / U.S.

The Commerce Department was expected to report a rise in November wholesale inventories on Wednesday.

15

US import prices post smallest gain in five months

CNBC / U.S.

U.S. import prices recorded their smallest increase in five months in December and underlying pressures were muted.

05

Three rate hikes by the Fed in 2018 would be problematic for markets, expert says

CNBC / Economy

The latest FOMC projections indicate three rate hikes for 2018, but markets have only priced in two increases.