FRANKFURT, Germany | Eurozone interest rates could stay frozen well into 2019

FRANKFURT, Germany | April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)When will the European Central Bank join the U.S. Federal Reserve and start raising interest rates? This much is clear: It won’t be soon. Weaker signals from the economy and worries about a possible trade war between the United State and China have left the top monetary authority for … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Eurozone interest rates could stay frozen well into 2019

The Latest: Trump recalls hurricanes, wildfires of 2017

WASHINGTON /January 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech (all times local): 9:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is kicking off his State of the Union speech with recollections of the year past. Trump is talking about the hurricanes that devastated states including Florida and Texas, and the … Continue reading The Latest: Trump recalls hurricanes, wildfires of 2017

Chicago, Illinois Sets Tourism Record Of 55 Million Visitors In 2017

Tourism Industry Supported More Than 146,000 Jobs Reaching Every Part of Chicago; A 17 Percent Increase in Jobs Since 2010 CHICAGO, IL/January 14, 2018 (STL.News) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago today announced that visitors to the city in 2017 reached 55.2 million – a new record and 2.5 percent increase over the previous … Continue reading Chicago, Illinois Sets Tourism Record Of 55 Million Visitors In 2017

Chicago Sets New Tourism Record Of 55 Million Visitors In 2017

Tourism Industry Supported More Than 146,000 Jobs Reaching Every Part of Chicago; A 17 Percent Increase in Jobs Since 2010 CHICAGO/ Jan. 14, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago today announced that visitors to the city in 2017 reached 55.2 million – a new record and 2.5 percent increase over the previous … Continue reading Chicago Sets New Tourism Record Of 55 Million Visitors In 2017

US homebuilder sentiment hits highest mark since 1999

WASHINGTON/December 18, 2017 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in nearly two decades. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday rose five points to 74 this month. That’s the highest reading since July of 1999, more than 18 years ago. Readings above 50 indicate more builders … Continue reading US homebuilder sentiment hits highest mark since 1999

Survey: US businesses added a solid 190,000 jobs in November

US businesses added 190,000 jobs in November 2017 according to a private survey according to ADP WASHINGTON, DC/December 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. businesses added a robust 190,000 jobs in November, according to a private survey, a sign that hiring is strong enough to reduce an already-low unemployment rate. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that … Continue reading Survey: US businesses added a solid 190,000 jobs in November

Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September

WASHINGTON/ Oct. 20, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — After three straight monthly declines, existing-home sales slightly reversed course in September, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back on an annual basis, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/topics/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include … Continue reading Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Declined in September

NEW YORK/ Oct. 19, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. declined 0.2 percent in September to 128.6 (2010 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in August, and a 0.3 percent increase in July. “The U.S. LEI declined slightly in September for the first time in the last twelve months, partly … Continue reading The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Declined in September