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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The 3 Majors Declined On Rising Crude Prices and Jitters Related to the August 8 FOMC Meeting

All 3 major indices declined again today as New York Spot Gold added $13.00 and crude for future delivery got more expensive. 1,657,088,470 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component International Business Machines (IBM) fell by $1.27 (-1.64%) to close @ $76.14.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) fell by $1.16 (-1.64%) to close @ $69.71.


Shares of Scottish Re Group Ltd. (SCT) gained $2.85 (+71.43%) to close @ $6.84.


Shares of PeopleSupport Inc. (PSPT) gained $2.83 (+23.52%) to close @ $14.86.


Shares of iRobot Corporation (IRBT) gained $3.12 (+17.82%) to close @ $20.63.


Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS) gained $2.43 (+16.99%) to close @ $16.73.


Shares of Administaff Inc. (ASF) gained $4.81 (+15.22%) to close @ $36.42.


Shares of Altiris Inc. (ATRS) gained $2.36 (+13.67%) to close @ $19.62.


Shares of Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) gained $3.07 (+8.92%) to close @ $37.47.


Shares of Rogers Communications Inc. (RG) gained $3.67 (+8.59%) to close @ $46.37.


Shares of Oshkosh Truck Corporation (OSK) gained $3.51 (+8.19%) to close @ $46.39.


Shares of ZEVEX International Inc. (ZVXI) fell by $4.39 (-26.26%) to close @ $12.33.


Shares of Lithia Motors Inc. (LAD) fell by $2.39 (-8.48%) to close @ $25.79.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) fell by $1.70 (-2.73%) to close @ $60.49. NYSE Group owns the New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Google (GOOG) fell by $11.09 (-2.87%) to close @ $375.51.


Shares of Cyberonics Inc. (CYBX) fell by $5.54 (-25.85%) to close @ $15.89.


Shares of Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI) fell by $11.57 (-18.87%) to close @ $49.75.


Shares of Arch Chemicals Inc. (ARJ) fell by $6.27 (-17.69%) to close @ $29.17.


Shares of Hot Topic Inc. (HOTT) fell by $2.48 (-16.87%) to close @ $12.22.


Shares of Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFMI) fell by $6.76 (-11.75%) to close @ $50.75.


Shares of Mine Safety Appliances Co. (MSA) fell by $3.54 (-8.91%) to close @ $36.20.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,125.73 (-59.95)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,061.99 (-29.48)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,270.92 (-5.74)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $75.35/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $646.80/ounce (+$13.00)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7801 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2819 U.S. Dollars

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


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