Links: 2013-02-27

News links for 27 February 2013
Calculated Risk: New Home Sales at 437,000 SAAR in January
"The months of supply decreased in January to 4.1 months from 4.8 months in December.
The all time record was 12.1 months of supply in January 2009."
Consumer Confidence Index® | The Conference Board
These are better numbers but they are recessionary when compared to past downturns.
"Consumers’ assessment of present day conditions improved in February. Those claiming business conditions are “good” rose to 18.1 percent from 16.1 percent, while those stating business conditions are “bad” decreased to 27.8 percent from 28.4 percent. Consumers’ appraisal of the labor market was mixed. Those saying jobs are “plentiful” increased to 10.5 percent from 8.5 percent, while those claiming jobs are “hard t...


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