febrero 28, 2012 § Deja un comentario
U.S.Home Prices Decline 4%, More Than Forecast
Home prices in 20U.S.cities dropped more than forecast in December to the lowest level since the housing crisis began in mid-2006, indicating foreclosures are hampering the industry’s recovery. The S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 cities fell 4 percent from a year earlier, after decreasing 3.9 percent in November, a report from the group showed today in New York. The median forecast of 31 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a 3.7 percent decline.
Durable Goods Orders inU.S.Slump 4%, Most in Three Years
Orders forU.S.durable goods fell in January by the most in three years, led by a slowdown in demand for commercial aircraft and business equipment. Bookings (DGNOCHNG) for goods meant to last at least three years slumped 4 percent, more than forecast, after a revised 3.2 percent gain the prior month, data from the Commerce Department showed today in Washington. Economists projected a 1 percent decline, according to the median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey.
But who cares?
Consumer Sentiment inU.S.Reaches One-Year High on Jobs Outlook: Economy
Confidence amongU.S.consumers rose more than forecast in February, reaching a one-year high as Americans grew more upbeat about the outlook for the economy.
The Thomson Reuters/University ofMichiganfinal index of consumer sentiment increased to 75.3 this month from 75 in January. The median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey called for 73, after a preliminary reading of 72.5. New-home sales last month were stronger than projected, another report showed.
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