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This morning, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released July 2014 figures for its Midwest Economy Index (MEI). The MEI is a weighted average of 129 indicators designed to measure non-farm business activity in the Midwest (IL, IN, MI, WI, IA).

Agency collaborates with World Business Chicago to focus on expansion

This morning, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released preliminary July 2014 unemployment rates for all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The unemployment rate measures the percentage of the local workforce that reports itself as being out of work, information that the government collects by surveying households.

This morning, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) released June 2014 values for its Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks the prices of existing single-family homes in 20 U.S. metro areas. 

This morning, the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR) reported that residential sales in the city of Chicago fell 8.2 percent year-over-year with 2,664 sales in July 2014 compared to 2,902 in July 2013. 

Today, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) released preliminary July 2014 unemployment rates for municipalities across the state.

95 Chicago Businesses Make the 2014 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing U.S. Companies 

Venture capitalists and tech leaders will select top emerging companies from across the Midwest to present before nation’s leading investors at October event 

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released July 2014 figures for real earnings. This indicator reflects three components of consumer buying power: average hourly earnings, average weekly hours, and price inflation/deflation. 

This morning, The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released July 2014 figures for the Consumer Price Index, a common measure of inflation. 

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