The S&P/CaseShiller home price index was released today from the United States, where the index rose in April to 144.56 from the prior reported estimate of 143.35 and above median estimates of 144.30, while the S&P/CS Composite-20 index rose by an annualized 3.81% in April, compared with the prior reported rise of 2.35% and above median estimates of 3.40%.