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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

All 3 Major Indices Advanced Today

The 3 major indexes gained ground today; 1,577,189,790 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component General Motors fell by $0.60 (2.64%) to close @ $22.15. The stock then fell by an additional $0.25 in after-hours trading.

Shares of DJIA component Boeing gained $1.67 (2.15%) to $79.18 on news that the company sealed a deal to sell about sixty 737 planes to General Electric, a deal that's worth an estimated $4 billion. The stock gained an additional $0.32 in after-hours trading.

Shares of DJIA component 3M gained $1.26 (1.65%) to close @ $77.56.


Shares of Maytag gained $4.73 (27.69%) to close @ $21.81 on news that the U.S. government has given the company the green light to buy Whirlpool.

Shares of Whirlpool gained $6.38 (7.12%) to close @ $95.95. The stock then lost $0.95 in after-hours trading this evening.


2 Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT)--Boston Properties Inc. and Kimco Realty Corporation--will be added to the S&P 500 Index.

Shares of Boston Properties gained $6.25 to close @ $96.87.

Shares of Kimco Realty gained $2.65 to close @ $41.40.


Shares of Google gained $17.78 (4.71%) to close @ $394.98. The stock then fell by $12.07 in after-hours trading this evening.

Shares of Apple gained $3.62 (6.2%) to close @ $62.33.


Summary of The New York Markets:

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DJIA: Closed Higher @ 11,215.70 (+61.16)

NASDAQ: Closed Higher @ 2,337.78 (+33.32)

S&P 500: Closed Higher @ 1,302.89 (+9.66)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $66.19/barrel

New York Spot Gold closed Higher @ $573.10/ounce

Currently, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.8294 Euros

Currently, The Euro buys 1.2058 U.S. Dollars

The U.S. Prime Rate (WSJ Prime Rate) is 7.75%


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