Trends & Analysis

US Home Prices Surpass Pre-Recession Peak Amid Healthy Sales

US Home Prices Surpass Pre-Recession Peak Amid Healthy Sales

U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a private measure.
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US Bank Earnings Up Nearly 13 Percent in 3Q

U.S. banks' earnings in the July-September period jumped nearly 13 percent from a year earlier as continued growth in lending fueled interest income.
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Lower October Unemployment Rates Reported for Arkansas

The Department of Labor Statistics reports that October unemployment rates in Arkansas and all of its six metropolitan areas were lower than they were a year ago.
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US Economy Grew at 3.2 Percent in 3Q

The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated.
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Midwest Economic Survey Shows Improvement in November

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St. Louis District Economy Growing Modestly

Contacts in the Fed's St. Louis District, which includes all of Arkansas and parts of six other states, said economic conditions have modestly improved. read more >

Fed's Beige Book Reports Modest Growth Around Nation

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Lower October Unemployment Rates Reported for Arkansas

The Department of Labor Statistics reports that October unemployment rates in Arkansas and all of its six metropolitan areas were lower than they were a year ago. read more >

US Bank Earnings Up Nearly 13 Percent in 3Q

U.S. banks' earnings in the July-September period jumped nearly 13 percent from a year earlier as continued growth in lending fueled interest income. read more >

US Home Prices Surpass Pre-Recession Peak Amid Healthy Sales

U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a private measure. read more >