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Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The 3 Major Indices Advanced Today As Crude for Future Delivery Got Cheaper

The 3 major indexes gained ground today as crude oil for future delivery got cheaper. 1,512,407,510 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange® today.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar climbed $1.80 to close @ $75.30. Keep an eye on Caterpillar: the stock may continue to perform well as the business of separating crude oil from Canadian sand increases.

Shares of DJIA component 3M gained $1.16 to close @ $77.00 on news that the company may be selling a drug-producing unit.

Shares of Apple Computer fell by $1.48 to close @ $61.17.

Shares of Google gained $14.64 to close @ $404.34.

Shares of Biomet gained $3.38 to close @ $38.16.

Shares of Computer Sciences gained $2.51 to close @ $59.80.

Shares of Check Point Software Technologies fell by $1.07 to close @ $18.76.

Shares of Best Buy advanced by $1.56 to close @ $57.00

Shares of Circuit City Stores gained $0.76 to close @ $24.17.

Shares of Lowe's gained $1.33 to close @ $65.51.

Summary of The New York Markets:


DJIA: Closed Higher @ 11,203.85 (+58.91)

NASDAQ: Closed Higher @ 2,345.36 (+8.62)

S&P 500: Closed Higher @ 1,305.93 (+8.12)


NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $66.19/barrel

NY Spot Gold fell $3.60 to close @ $585.70/ounce

Currently, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.816 Euros

Currently, The Euro buys 1.2255 U.S. Dollars

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



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