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12/03/2012

Best wishes with finals, everyone, and Happy Holidays!

11/30/2012

The Dow closed at 13,021.82 points today, a 36.71 point and a 0.28% gain. The S&P 500 closed at 1,415.95 points, a 6.02 and a 0.43% gain. The NASDAQ closed at 3,012.03 points from yesterday's close, a 20.25 point and a 0.68% gain.

11/28/2012

The Dow closed today at 12,985.11 points, a 106.98 point gain and a 0.83% change from yesterday's close. The S&P 500 closed at 1,409.93 points, a 10.99 point 0.79% change from Tuesday's close. The NASDAQ closed at 2,991.78 points a 23.99 point chnage and 0.81% gain from yesterday's trading. The market closed into positive territory today on news that policy-makers may be working out a deal for anticipated tax hikes that could take place at the end of this year.

Premarket Report: Investors are looking again to politicians in Washington to iron out plans to avoid the "fiscal cliff"...
11/28/2012
Premarkets: Stocks: Eyes on the fiscal cliff

Premarket Report: Investors are looking again to politicians in Washington to iron out plans to avoid the "fiscal cliff". US stock index futures Re lower this morning as a result if investor cautiousness. Today is chocked full of economic news as the Census Bureau will release housing data at 10am and the Federal Reserve will release its Beige Book for October at 2pm. To read more, click here: http://cnnmon.ie/UrqkRt

U.S. stock futures were lower Wednesday, as fears over solving the fiscal cliff continue.

11/27/2012

The Dow closed at 12,878.13 points, a -89.24 point change and a -0.69% change from yesterday's trading. The S&P 500 closed at 1,398.94 points, a -7.35 points change and a -0.52% change from yesterday's close. The NASDAQ closed at 2,967.79 points, a -8.99 point change and a -0.30% change from Monday.

Premarket report: Uncertainty and good and bad news could cause indices to bounce around today during the trading sessio...
11/27/2012
Premarkets: Stocks: Choppy trading ahead

Premarket report: Uncertainty and good and bad news could cause indices to bounce around today during the trading session. A possible bailout of Greece and unfinished talks in the US concerning fiscal worries and taxation are to blame according to reports. To take a look at today's premarket report, click here: http://cnnmon.ie/XZr0l5

U.S. stock futures were mixed Tuesday, after Greece reached a deal with eurozone leaders over its debt, but contentious talks drag on in Washington.

11/26/2012

The Dow Jones closed at 12,967.37 points, a downward change of 42.31 points, a 0.33% change. The S&P 500
1,406.29 points, a change of -2.86 and -0.20%. The NASDAQ closed at 2,976.78 points, a change of 9.93 points and 0.33%.

11/26/2012

Do *you* know how to find out what's happening with the economy? What are the ways you find out about what economic new s is developing and what reports are coming out? Tell us! We'll post some answers at the end of the day, too :-)

11/26/2012

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! This morning is the last morning that the economics minor will be in the JSAC lobby this semester. If you have questions about minoring in economics, need tracksheets or the form to add the economics minor, come on out! You can even stop past just to say hello. That's cool, too. Don't forget that this Friday is the trip to the Atlanta Federal Reserve. We'll be touring the Reserve as well as soaking in other Atlanta sights. Be there or be square! ;-)

Premarket Report: US stock index futures indicate a lower opening this morning for markets. Talks in Washington concerni...
11/26/2012
Premarkets: Stocks poised for lower open

Premarket Report: US stock index futures indicate a lower opening this morning for markets. Talks in Washington concerning the nation's fiscal issues may once again be the focus for investors after the holiday. To read more on the premarket this morning, take a peek here: http://cnnmon.ie/QFZPbT

U.S. stock futures were lower Monday, in the first full trading day since last Wednesday.

11/20/2012

The Dow Jones closed down today at 12,788.51 points, a -7.45 point change from yesterday and -0.06% change. The S&P 500 closed at 1,387.81 points, up 0.92 points and 0.07% from yesterday's close. The NASDAQ close at 2,916.68 points, up 0.61 points, a positive change of 0.02% from yesterday's close.

11/20/2012
Premarkets: Stocks headed for choppy day

Premarket Report: US stock index futures look slightly higher this morning, hinting at a positive open for the market. However, concern about Middle East violence and the result of today's meeting of Eurozone finance ministers may add volatility to the market. Earnings will be released by HP and Best Buy before market opening this morning as well as the Census Bureau will release October housing starts and building permits data at 8:30am. To read the full report, click here: http://cnnmon.ie/SbtkPu

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks could have trouble continuing their recent rally as investors turn their attention back to Europe's sovereign debt worries.

11/19/2012

Next Monday marks the last day that the Economics Minor will be hosting a table in the JSAC. If you are interested in minoring in economics, swing by and grab track sheets, brochures, and even change of major/ minor forms. So far, some students have asked very good questions about the minor and what it can do for them. Feel free to come past and say hello --as some folks have--or to ask questions about the program. Don't be shy! Come chill with the minor. This morning the Economics Minor got samples of the Music Program's baked goods and apple cider that were on sale --and tasty. It was also nice to take a quick walk outside when the fire alarm went off in the building.

11/19/2012

The Dow Jones Industrial Index closed at 12,795.96 points, up 207.65 points from Friday's trading, a positive change of 1.65%. The S&P 500 closed at 1,386.89 points, up 27.01 points and 1.99% from the previous trading day. The NASDAQ was up 2,916.07 points, a change to the up side of 2.94 points and 2.21%. Most attributed today's rally to what seems to be a congenial tone in Washington to work out the government's tax and budget issues.

Premarket Report: US stock index futures hint at a positive open for the markets this morning. The markets are expected ...
11/19/2012
Premarkets: Stocks poised for higher open

Premarket Report: US stock index futures hint at a positive open for the markets this morning. The markets are expected to rally on hopes of a solution to the fiscal restraint (fiscal cliff). Several companies also reported earnings this morning. Lowe's reported better than expected earnings. To read the full report, click here: http://cnnmon.ie/SI3tgn

Futures point to higher open on rising hopes of avoiding the fiscal cliff, more signs of housing recovery.

11/17/2012

The Dow closed at 12,588.31 points , up 45.93 points and 0.37% from yesterday's close. The S&P 500 closed at 1,359.88 points, up 6.55 points and 0.48% from Thursday. The NASDAQ closed at 2,853.13 points, a close to the upside of 16.19 points and 0.57%. The indices were buoyed by positive comments from members of Congress after meeting with the president today.

Premarket report: Markets look as if they will open lower this morning, according to US stock index futures. A number of...
11/16/2012
Premarkets: Stocks to open lower

Premarket report: Markets look as if they will open lower this morning, according to US stock index futures. A number of companies are set to release earnings this morning as well as there are still economic reports set for release today. To read more, take a look at the full report here: http://cnnmon.ie/Sw9hts

U.S. stock futures were lower Friday as global turmoil weighs on investors.

11/15/2012

Market Summary: The Dow closed at 12,542.38 points today, down 28.57 points and -0.23% from Wednesday's close. The S&P 500 closed at 1,353.33 points, down 2.16 points and 0.16% from yesterday's close. The NASDAQ closed at 2,836.94 points, down 9.87 points and 0.35% from yesterday. The market continued its slide today, among grumblings about uncertainty concerning US tax policy and Europe.

11/15/2012
Premarkets: Stocks: Choppy trading ahead

Premarket Report: US stock index futures indicate an opening for the markets into negative territory. The day is packed with economic news, including jobs reports and Federal Reserve official speeches. To read the full premarket report, take a look here: http://cnnmon.ie/UFDLiA

U.S. stock futures were higher Thursday, ahead of a busy day packed with key economic reports, speeches from Federal Reserve officials and events overseas.

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11/15/2012

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11/14/2012

The Dow closed at 12,570.95 points today, a change of -185.23 points and -1.45% from yesterday's close. The S&P 500 closed at 1,355.49 points, a movement downward of 19.04 points and 1.39%. The NASDAQ closed today at 2,846.81 points, a -37.08 point and -1.29% change form Tuesday's close.

Premarket Summary:  US stock index futures indicate a positive open this morning for the markets. The Census Bureau is e...
11/14/2012
Premarkets: Stocks: Economy in focus

Premarket Summary: US stock index futures indicate a positive open this morning for the markets. The Census Bureau is expected to put out its report on September business inventories at 10am. The October retail sales report and the BLS's Producer Price Index are due out this morning as well at 8:30am. To see a full report on today's premarket, take a look at CNN Money here: http://cnnmon.ie/TZiSwF

U.S. stock futures were higher Wednesday ahead of several key economic reports.

11/13/2012

The Dow closed today at 12,756.18 points, a downtick of 58.90 points or -0.46%. The S&P 500 closed at 1,374.53 points, a change of -5.50 points and a -0.40% change. The NASDAQ closed at 2,883.89 points, down 20.37 points, a change of -0.70% from yesterday's close.

11/13/2012
Small Business Economic Trends Survey - NFIB Optimism Index

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index gain 0.3% for October. According to the NFIB Report, October was a weak job creation month for small businesses, but better than September. To read the full report and how the information is gathered, including the portion covering the optimism index, click here: http://bit.ly/g6RvXv

Small business economic trends survey of optimism from the NFIB Research Foundation from the monthly SBET poll.

Premarket Report: US Stock Index futures indicate a lower market opening this morning. To read the full premarket report...
11/13/2012
Premarkets: Stocks under pressure

Premarket Report: US Stock Index futures indicate a lower market opening this morning. To read the full premarket report, click on the following link for CNN Money: http://cnnmon.ie/W560Tq

U.S. stock futures were lower Tuesday as economic concerns weigh on markets.

11/12/2012

Market Summary: The Dow Jones closed today at 12,815.08, a -0.31 point change from Friday's close. The S&P 500 closed at 1,380.03 points, a 0.18 point gain, and a 0.01% gain from Friday. The NASDAQ closed at 2,904.26 points, -0.61 point change and a -0.02% change from Friday.

Greece passed it's 2013 budget this past Sunday. But they are not out of the woods yet. To read more about the situation...
11/12/2012
Greece nearing bailout deal

Greece passed it's 2013 budget this past Sunday. But they are not out of the woods yet. To read more about the situation, take a look at this CNN Money report: http://cnnmon.ie/ROUZqX

If parliament approves Greece's 2013 budget Sunday, the nation will unfreeze bailout funds but disagreement among creditors may push back the timing.

11/10/2012

In Case U Missed It (Week End Edition): They're marked in the events, but in case you missed them: if you're interested in learning more about the Economics Minor, how to change your minor to or add Economics as your minor *you*, need to show up to the JSAC this Monday. Come find us from 8:30am to 10:30am at our table in the JSAC lobby. They'll be free pens and mints to boot ;-) ALSO: This coming Wednesday, November 14 @ 7:00 am, Dr. Simon Medcalfe will be the keynote speaker at the Hull College's Economic Forecast Breakfast. If you're an early bird, you don't get worms at this event. You get a very *non-worm* breakfast (there may be eggs and biscuits, oh my!) and to sit back and listen to economic forecasts. *musing sigh* Be there or be square!

11/10/2012

Market Summary: The Dow Jones closed today at 12,815.39, 4.07 points above yesterday's close and a 0.03% change. The S&P 500 closed today at 1,379.85 points, a positive change of 2.34 points and 0.17%. The NASDAQ closed today at 2,904.87 points, a change of +9.29, up 0.32% from yesterday's close.

11/09/2012
Stocks: Investors await economic data

Premarket Summary: US stock index futures indicate that the market may not open down this morning. Economics data from a number of sources will be released today including the Bureau of Labor Statistics and University of Michigan. To view the premarket summary report from CNN Money, click here: http://cnnmon.ie/RMoMyZ

U.S. stock futures were mixed Friday, following a two-day market sell-off, as investors await a batch of economic data and corporate results.

11/09/2012
http://1.usa.gov/VIU8L9

That fiscal thing: To read the newest report put out by the Congressional Budget Office about the fiscal restraint, take a look at the report that was published yesterday. Follow the link for the pdf: http://1.usa.gov/VIU8L9

11/08/2012

Market Summary: The Dow closed at 12811.32 points, down 121.41 from yesterday's close, which was a -0.94% change. The S&P 500 closed at 1377.51 points, down 17.02 points and 1.22% rom Wednesday. The NASDAQ closed at 2895.58 points, down 41.71 point and 1.42% from yesterday.

11/08/2012
http://1.usa.gov/JA9Woo

With all the talk of the "fiscal cliff", you may be asking yourself "what is this cliff thing exactly?". The Congressional Budget Office prepared a report back in May explaining the "fiscal restraint" (aka "fiscal cliff" by the media). It's 10 pages and goes into a bit more depth than just the pithy explanation of "its tax hikes and spending cuts that drive us into recession". To take a look at the report, click here (it's in pdf format): http://1.usa.gov/JA9Woo

Premarket Summary: US stock index futures indicate a flat opening this morning after yesterday's sell of. The consensus ...
11/08/2012
Stocks: Investors to take a breather after steep sell-off

Premarket Summary: US stock index futures indicate a flat opening this morning after yesterday's sell of. The consensus is that now Investors are looking at the fiscal cliff --a combination of tax increases and spending cuts-- that may take place if not acted upon by Congress. To read the full premarket summary, take a peek here:http://cnnmon.ie/RZHGR0

U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat open Thursday, as investors prepared to take a breather following Wednesday's sell-off that sent the major indexes down more than 2%.

11/07/2012

Market Summary: The Dow closed at 12,932.73 today, down 312.95 and 2.36% from yesteray. The S&P 500 closed today at 1,394.53 points, down 33.86 poins and 2.37% from yesterday. THE NASDAQ closed today at 2,937.29 points, a 74.64 point decline and a -2.48% change from yesterday's closed. There was disagreement among the investment community as to whether the sell off was due to presidential election results, the issues facing Europe and the rest of the wold, or a combination of all of the above. Companies like AT&T, decided to move forward in the current economic environment. The US carrier announced a 14 billion dollar investment in improving coverage nationwide or its users.

11/07/2012
Stocks head for sell-off after election

US stock index futures indicated a down opening for the market this morning. The market indeed opened down this morning after investors began focusing on the "fiscal cliff" --a combination of tax increases and spending cuts-- and the European economy 's woes. There also may be new leadership chosen in China later this week. To read about the reaction to election news and upcoming world events, see the CNN premarket report here: http://cnnmon.ie/PDaq5J

U.S. stock futures fell Wednesday as investors shift focus to the fiscal cliff and broader economy.

11/06/2012

Market Summary: The Dow closed at 13,245.68 point today, up 133.24 points and 1.02% from yesterday's close. The S&P 500 closed at 1,428.39 points, a positive change of 11.13 points and 0.79%. The NASDAQ closed at 3,011.93 points, closing into positive territory at 12.27 points, a 0.41% change from Monday. Despite today's positive close in the markets, most traders and investors are eagerly awaiting the presidential election result to see who will be in the Oval Office the next 4 years. The overall opinion is that markets are looking for clarity as opposed to siding with one candidate or the other.

Premarket Summary: US stock Index futures are higher before the election polls open this morning. This could signal a po...
11/06/2012
Premarkets: Stocks: All eyes on the election

Premarket Summary: US stock Index futures are higher before the election polls open this morning. This could signal a positive open for markets, but the overall view is that trading could be lighter today due to the election. Surveys and voter polls have shown the President, Barak Obama, and challenger, Mitt Romney, on near even footing going into the election. Some analysts argue that the market is not in favor of one candidate over the other, but just certainty for who will be in office for the next 4 years. To view to full premarket report on CNN Money, click here: http://cnnmon.ie/PTID25

U.S. stock futures moved slightly higher Tuesday ahead of the U.S. presidential election.

11/06/2012
ISM - ISM Report - September 2012 Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On BusinessĀ®

According to the ISM's report for October that was out this morning, there was growth in the non-manufacturing sector. The report states that October marks the 34th consecutive month of growth in the non-manufacturing sector. To view the full report, go to: http://bit.ly/xGnY6

DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report's information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regi...

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