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October’s consumer prices, retail sales, industrial production, producer prices, and new housing; September’s business inventories..

major agency reports released this week included Retail Sales Report for October and the Business Sales and Inventories Report for September from the Census Bureau, the October Consumer Price Index, the October Producer Price Index and the October Import-Export Price … Continue reading

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tables and graphs for November 18

retail sales: rig count summary: official OPEC production: OPEC output allocations via Platts: global oil supply: global oil demand:

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US oil production at a record high, distillate supplies are becoming critical, turmoil in the Middle East, et al

oil prices spiked to a new two year high on Monday on turmoil in Saudi Arabia*, but even though they drifted lower the rest of the week as the chaotic news was digested, they still ended higher for the fifth … Continue reading

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September job openings, wholesale sales & inventories

the only agency reports released this week were the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) for September from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the September report on Wholesale Trade, Sales and Inventories from the Census Bureau, and the Consumer … Continue reading

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November 11 graphics

rig count summary: natural gas prices: oil production: distillates inventories:

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oil exports and distillates exports set new records; oil prices at a two year high

US oil prices rose for the 4th week in a row over the past week, blowing through a two year high on Friday after Baker Hughes reported the largest drop in oil rigs since last year….after rising 4.3% last week … Continue reading

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October’s jobs report; September’s income and outlays, trade deficit, construction spending, and factory inventories

in addition to the Employment Situation Summary for October from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this week also saw the release of four September reports that included metrics which were either estimated or included in last week’s advance estimate of … Continue reading

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