Monday Market Rundown

November 26, 2012

Here’s our Monday rundown of the economic news released last week:

Leading IndicatorsThe Conference Board’s index of leading indicators increased 0.2 percent in October. The index is considered a gauge of the future health of the economy.

Jobless ClaimsThe number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits for the first time fell by 41,000 for the week ending Nov. 17. The number of Americans filing for continuing claims fell 30,000 for the week ending Nov. 10.

Consumer SentimentThe Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index hit a five-year high in November, rising from 82.6 in October to 82.7 in November.

Housing StartsThe number of new homes under construction increased 3.6 percent in October and are at their highest level in more than four years.

Existing Home SalesSales of existing homes rose 2.1 percent from September to October and were up 10.9 percent between October 2011 and October 2012.

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