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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The 3 Major Indices Lost Some Ground On The Day, But All 3 Gained On The Month

The 3 major indices retreated today on bearishness related to more evidence that the economy is softening. 1,325,019,010 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


For the month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained 1.8 percent, the NASDAQ Composite Index gained 4.4 percent, and the S + P 500 Index gained 2.1 percent.


Shares of NCI Building Systems Inc. (NCS) added $5.04 (+10.22%) to close @ $54.34.


Shares of Joy Global Inc. (JOYG) added $7.71 (+21.52%) to close @ $43.54.


Shares of Bucyrus International Inc. (BUCY) added $5.64 (+12.26%) to close @ $51.63.


Shares of PSB Bancorp Inc. (PSBI) added $4.86 (+43.90%) to close @ $15.93.


Shares of Blyth Inc. (BTH) added $4.37 (+25.54%) to close @ $21.48.


Shares of Glamis Gold Ltd. (GLG) added $7.26 (+18.68%) to close @ $46.12.


Shares of Student Loan Corporation (STU) added $11.18 (+6.48%) to close @ $183.80.


Shares of ADVO Inc. (AD) lost $8.21 (-22.31%) to close @ $28.59.


Shares of Joseph A. Bank Clothiers Inc. (JOSB) lost $4.56 (-16.01%) to close @ $23.93.


Shares of Goldcorp Inc. (GG) lost $2.81 (-9.22%) to close @ $27.66.


Shares of Pegasus Wireless Corporation (PGWC) lost $1.72 (-33.40%) to close @ $3.43.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,381.15 (-1.76)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,183.75 (-1.98)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,303.82 (-0.45)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $70.31/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $625.00/ounce (+$7.80)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7807 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2808 U.S. Dollars

The U.S. Prime Rate (Fed Prime Rate) is 8.25%

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.732%


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