Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thursday: Weekly Unemployment Claims

by Bill McBride on 4/24/2013 07:50:00 PM

Interesting ... CoreLogic acquires Case-Shiller:

On March 20, 2013, the Company acquired Case-Shiller from Fiserv, Inc. for approximately $6.0 million. Case-Shiller, one of the most widely recognized experts in home price trends and property valuation services, is a highly complementary addition to CoreLogic’s existing residential property insights platform.
Currently Case-Shiller is the most followed house price index, but I also use CoreLogic, Zillow and others ... it isn't clear what CoreLogic's plans are with this acquisition (will they release both or just focus on Case-Shiller?)

Thursday economic releases:
• At 8:30 AM ET, the initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for claims to decrease to 350 thousand from 352 thousand last week. The "sequester" budget cuts might be starting to impact weekly claims.

• At 11:00 AM, Kansas City Fed regional Manufacturing Survey for April. The consensus is for a reading of minus 1, up from minus 5 in March (below zero is contraction).

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