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Economic Data (USA)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

All 3 Majors Indices Gained Today As Sears Advanced by 13%

All 3 major indexes gained today; an estimated 1.63 billion shares were traded on The Big Board.

Shares of Sears Holdings gained $15.02 (12.81%) to close @ $132.29 on news of strong earnings in Q4, 2005.

Shares of DuPont gained $0.95 to close @ $42.87. DuPont is the U.S. #3 chemical manufacturer.

Shares of Union Pacific added $5.04 to close @ a record $90.25.

Shares of H&R Block fell by $1.37 to close @ $20.63.

Shares of Lehman Brothers fell by $1.15 to close @ $144.15.

Shares of Burlington Northern Santa Fe gained $4.80 to close @ $81.30.

Shares of CSX gained $3.01 to close @ $59.56.

Shares of Vulcan Materials gained $5.59 to close @ $85.00.

Today's Numbers:

DJIA: Closed Higher @ 11,209.77 (+58.43)

NASDAQ: Closed Higher @ 2,311.84 (+15.94)

S&P 500: Closed Higher @ 1,303.02 (+5.54)


NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $62.03/barrel

New York Spot Gold closed Higher @ $553.10/ounce

Currently, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.8297 Euros

Currently, The Euro buys 1.2052 U.S. Dollars

The U.S. Prime Rate (WSJ Prime Rate) is 7.5%



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