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View Resource Dow Jones at 10,000

The Dow Jones industrial average passed the 10,000 mark twice this week, opened this morning just a few points shy of the milestone, and will, in all probability, finish the day in record territory. While the breakthrough to 10,000 has no significance in and of itself for the market, it is a symbol of the strong optimism over America's improbably steady growth in the face of economic reversals all...
View Resource FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis provides this clearinghouse of financial and economic data. Central to this site are the data files, a compendium of hundreds of daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly time series on financial, monetary, interest rate, producer and consumer price, employment, population, and exchange rate data, among others. Some files are in .zip or compressed format. The site...
View Resource NBER Macrohistory Database

The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) (discussed in the September 22, 1995 Scout Report) offers a Macrohistory Database of 3500 monthly, quarterly, and annual economic time series on pre-WWI and interwar economies in addition to their other historical data sets and working papers. Fifteen Macrohistory chapters cover United States production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset...
View Resource September Consumer Price Index

On Tuesday October 19, 1999, the US Department of Labor released its September 1999 Consumer Price Index (CPI), which showed a rise of 0.4 percent, the third monthly rise in a row. Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief at the news of the report as recent anxiety over the rising CPI and the threat of interest rates had sent the Nasdaq plunging. Tuesday, after the release of the report, stocks...
View Resource Changing America: Indicators of Social And Economic Well-Being by Race and Hispanic Origin

The Council of Economic Advisers for the President's Initiative on Race prepared this document to chart current and historical socioeconomic data related to the differences in well-being among Americans in regard to race and Hispanic origin. Key indicators within seven areas of well-being are presented in the chart book to educate the public: population, education, labor markets, economic status,...
View Resource Highs, Lows for the US Stock Market

This Week's In the News chronicles recent US stock market highs and lows attributed to FRB BOG opinion, economic crises in Japan and Russia, and political instability, among a multitude of other factors. The resources discussed provide background information on the previously robust US market, analyses of international economic crises, news, FRB BOG speeches, and access to current US economic...
View Resource Consumer Price Index

According to the Consumer Price Index for March 2000, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.8 percent in March. This is a 3.7 percent increase since March 1999. After seasonal adjustments, the CPI-U rose 0.7 percent, after a 0.5 percent increase in February 2000.
View Resource Economic Survey of the United States, 2000

Offering the "assessments and recommendation of the 2000 OECD Economic Survey of the United States," this eight-page policy brief from the OECD presents an excellent overview of the status of the US economy. This document aims to answer eight main questions including, "Is the US economy on a higher growth path?" "What are the sources of tension in the economy?" "What monetary policy stance is...
View Resource Western Economic Developments: May 2000

FRB San Francisco's bi-monthly publication Western Economic Developments summarizes economic growth and development in the Twelfth District. The economy remained strong throughout the first quarter of 2000, with an employment growth rate of 2.5 percent annually. California's economic growth rate was especially high, due to "usually rapid growth of income and consumer spending."
View Resource ERSYS

Texas-based Ersys market research company now makes much of its demographic and geographic data available for free here with this handy tool. From the homepage of the Ersys database, users select a state and then choose from a list of cities and towns to view information on population, climate and pollution, politics, media, income, education, transportation, and much more. The demographics...
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