Moody's Dismal Scientist
This site, part of Moody's Economy.com offers a broad range of economic analysis and data. A major focus is the current state of the U.S. and other economies and the near-term outlook. They list information on roughly 100 data releases, and they offer commentary on economic events. Much of the information is part of their fee-based service; however, the fees can be waived for classroom use. Those looking for freely available data might be interested in their FreeLunch.com .