* Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 1.9% in the first quarter of 2012, after increasing at 3.0% in the previous quarter.
* The price index for gross domestic purchases increased 2.6% in the first quarter, compared to an increase of 1.1% in the previous quarter.
* Corporate profits from current production decreased $6.4 billion in the first quarter, after an increase of $16.8 billion in the previous quarter
* Personal income increased 0.2%, in May, while personal consumption expenditures decreased less than 0.1%. The price index for personal consumption expenditures decreased 0.2% in May. The price index (headline index) was up 1.5% from May 2011, while the core index was up 1.8%.
* New orders for manufactured durable goods increased 1.1% in May, while Shipments increased 0.7%
* May new home sales increased 7.6% to an annualized rate of 369 thousand units. The median sales price was $234.5 thousand, 5.6% above the May 2011 figure.
* The Pending Home Sales Index, a leading indicator for the housing sector, increased 5.9% to a reading of 101.1 in May.
* The 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 3.66% for the week ending June 28, unchanged from the previous week.
* The advance figure for initial claims for unemployment insurance decreased 6 thousand to 386 thousand in the week ending June 23.
* The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index, which had declined in May, fell further in June.
* The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment posted a sizeable loss in June.