Morning Minute: A look at current economic activity news

  • The index of U.S. leading economic indicators climbed more than forecast in July. – Bloomberg
  • Total home construction rose in July in the Midwest but fell in all other parts of the country. – Associated Press
  • Chicago area builders confident about new, streamlined market – Sun-Times Media
  • Mortgage rates inch up for third week – Chicago Tribune
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About Kara Kienzler

Kara Kienzler is Webmaster/Communications Coordinator for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® (IAR). She serves as Webmaster for the IAR websites including www.illinoisrealtor.org and www.yourillinoishome.com. She is responsible for the design, layout, printing and online strategy of IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine, e-newsletters and other publications, and assists with new releases, issues research, surveys and speechwriting. She also plans and develops content for the IAR blog at www.iarbuzz.com and coordinates the Illinois REALTOR® magazine Twitter account content at ILREALTORmag. She coordinates the Leadership Directory and serves as co-liaison to the Illinois Young Professionals Network.