Real estate

Number of Housing Starts Ticks Up

The number of new residential construction projects recovered slightly between June and July after dropping dramatically during the previous month.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Data

Housing Affordability Drops

The Housing Opportunity Index recently declined to its lowest point since the third quarter of 2008.

08/14/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Florida Home Sales Up in Quarter Two

The number of single-family home sales increased by 1 percent over sales from the second quarter of 2017.

08/08/2018 By Staff

Science

Researchers Still Predicting Below-Average Hurricane Season

Scientists anticipate just one "major hurricane," which refers to a Category 3, 4 or 5 storm, this year.

08/06/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.9 Percent

The American economy added 157,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate declined from 4 to 3.9 percent.

08/03/2018 By Staff

Data

American Consumer Confidence Up in July

American consumer confidence ticked up slightly in July, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index issued by The Conference Board.

08/02/2018 By Staff

Data

Manufacturer's Sales Up

Sales of impact-resistant doors and windows manufactured by North Venice's PGT Innovations totaled $169 million in the second quarter of this year.

08/01/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sales of Existing Homes Decline

Sales of existing homes in America declined in June for the third straight month.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Wealth

Florida No. 2 in Ranking of States Based on Income Inequality

The North Port, Sarasota and Bradenton region ranked No. 12 in a list of the most unequal metropolitan areas in the country.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Home Sales Up in Sarasota County

The number of single-family Sarasota home sales totaled 798 in June, up 1.7 percent from the June 2017 number.

07/23/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Homebuilder Confidence Steady

America's Housing Market Index reading is 68 this month, the same as in June. It had risen as high as 74 last December before declining.

07/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

Back-to-School Spending Projected to Reach $82.8 Billion

That's down from last year's estimated spending of $83.6 billion.

07/19/2018 By Staff

Construction

Number of Housing Starts Tumbles

The number of new residential construction projects dropped by 12.3 percent between May and June.

07/18/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida's Gross Domestic Product Tops $1 Trillion

Florida's annual gross domestic product topped $1 trillion last week, according to research by the Florida Chamber Foundation.

07/16/2018 By Staff

Data

Unemployment Rate Rises

The American economy added 213,000 jobs in the month of June while the unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent, according to new data.

07/06/2018 By Staff

Retail

Consumer Confidence in Florida Drops

A consumer confidence index created by the University of Florida declined by 1.9 points between May and June.

07/05/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Construction Spending Up

Total construction spending in America ticked up by 0.4 percent between April and May, according to new data published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

07/03/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida Still No. 6 in Ranking of Best States in Which to Start a Business

Texas was ranked as the top state in which to start a business, followed by Utah, Georgia, Montana, Oklahoma and then Florida.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Sarasota Home Sales Down, Condo Sales Up in May

Home sales in Sarasota County declined by 0.2 percent between May 2017 and this May, according to new statistics.

06/29/2018 By Staff

Data

Manufacturing Orders Down

New orders for American manufactured goods decreased by $1.4 billion between April and May, a decline of 0.6 percent.

06/28/2018 By Staff