June 16, 2017

Housing starts continued their downward descent for a third straight month, but retail sales picked up the pace for LBM dealers.

June 9, 2017

Stocks came in with across-the-board performance, with some companies pulling ahead of last month, and others lagging behind. Gas prices remained fairly static.

June 2, 2017

Unemployment dropped, but so did consumer confidence last month. Gas prices remained relatively static.

May 26, 2017

Existing-home sales backed off their peak in March, and stocks also slid further behind month-ago levels.

May 19, 2017

Housing starts fell overall in April, weighed down by activity in multifamily, even as single-family starts inched ahead.

May 12, 2017

Monthly sales painted a picture of steadfast progress for hardware and home; stocks continued to flounder.

May 5, 2017

Last month's employment situation bumped the national unemployment rate down to 4.4%, and stocks maintained their edge over last month.

April 28, 2017

Consumer confidence in April was no match for March's peak high. Meanwhile, all stocks except for TSCO made monthly and annual progress.

April 21, 2017

March housing starts backtracked from the previous month, but existing-home sales got a nice bump.

April 14, 2017

Retail sales had mixed results for the LBM category, and stocks moved backward as they came off their several-week high.

April 8, 2017

Unemployment dipped to 4.5% in March, even as jobs fell short. Gas prices also jumped ahead for the week.

March 31, 2017

Consumer confidence jumps to a 16-year high. Gas prices hold steady. And stocks accumulate in the positive quadrant of the HBSDealer Stock Roundup.

March 24, 2017

Existing-home sales edged down in February after reaching a decade-long peak in January.

March 17, 2017

Housing starts tracked higher in February, and retail sales comfortably beat last year's figures.

March 10, 2017

The February jobs report saw the construction industry pull through with a sizable increase in employment.

March 3, 2017

Consumer confidence reached a 15-year crescendo in February, and the stock market forged ahead over the last week.

February 24, 2017

Existing-home sales reached a new 10-year high in January, though stocks began to slip behind last month's levels.

February 17, 2017

Housing starts slipped between December and January, though the single-family market got ahead. Monthly retail sales further clarified the picture for the housing industry.

February 3, 2017

Unemployment moved up a notch in January, while consumer confidence fell behind the previous month's high.

January 27, 2017

Existing-home sales trended down in December, but that didn't stop 2016 from being the strongest year in a decade for the metric.

January 20, 2017

Housing starts concluded the year on a high note, jumping double-digts over November's figures. However, single-family starts decreased on a monthly basis.

January 13, 2017

Retail sales edged up on a yearly basis for hardware retailers, particularly home centers and pro dealers.

January 6, 2017

December's unemployment report ended the year on a note of measurable progress in the nation's employment situation.

January 3, 2017

Consumer confidence got a nice boost in December, reaching all the way to 113.7.