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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

All 3 Majors Advanced Today with Boeing Gaining Over 6%

The 3 major indices advanced today despite worries about inflation and future interest rate increases by the Fed. 1,970,612,340 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component Boeing (BA) gained $5.03 (+6.53) to close @ $82.01; the stock then gained an additional $0.64 in after-hours action this evening. Singapore Airlines will purchase twenty 787-9 Dreamliner jets from Boeing, a deal that's worth over $4.5 billion. News that wiring problems have resulted in a 6 month delay in delivery of the Airbus A380 Superjumbo also contributed to Boeing's advance today.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) gained $1.15 (+1.73%) to close @ $67.48.


Shares of Wachovia (WAC) fell by $1.01 to close @ $52.03.


Shares of Exelon (EXC) fell by $1.07 to close @ $57.24.


Crude oil prices surged upwards today, which benefited many energy-related stocks.

Shares of DJIA component Exxon Mobil (XOM) gained $1.15 (+2.03%) to close @ $57.80.

Shares of Valero Energy (VLO) gained $1.65 (+2.96%) to close @ $57.40.

Shares of Sunoco (SUN) gained $1.20 (+1.92%) to close @ $63.64.

Shares of ConocoPhillips (COP) gained $1.55 (+2.68%) to close @ $59.46; the stock then gained an additional $0.43 in after-hours action this evening.

Shares of Chevron (CVX) gained $1.05 (+1.85%) to close @ $57.83.


Summary of The U.S. Markets
:

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DJIA: Closed @ 10,816.92 (+110.78)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,086.00 (+13.53)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,230.04 (+6.35)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $69.60/barrel

NY Spot Gold fell by $0.50 to close @ $562.20/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7929 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2612 U.S. Dollars

The U.S. Prime Rate (Fed Prime Rate) is 8.00%


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