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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, October 06, 2006

The 3 Majors Closed Lower Today On Employment Situation Report

The 3 major indexes closed lower today: the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.6% last month, which translates to a decreased likelihood that the Fed will cut interest rates at the January 31, 2007 monetary policy meeting. 1,577,375,680 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) added 171.14 points (+1.465%), the NASDAQ Composite Index gained 41.56 points (+1.84%), and the S&P 500 Index added 13.73 points (+1.028%).


Shares of DJIA component DuPont (DD) gained $1.53 (+3.52%) to close @ $44.95.

Shares of DJIA component General Motors (GM) lost $2.08 (-6.28%) to close @ $31.05.


Shares of CBOT Holdings Inc. (BOT) added $6.66 (+5.08%) to close @ $137.81.


Shares of Global Signal Inc. (GSL) added $3.84 (+7.66%) to close @ $53.94.


Shares of Sovereign Bancorp Inc. (SOV) added $2.50 (+11.57%) to close @ $24.10.


Shares of Chattem Inc. (CHTT) added $9.77 (+28.38%) to close @ $44.20.


Shares of Kenexa Corporation (KNXA) added $3.34 (+12.60%) to close @ $29.84.


Shares of Catuity Inc. (CTTY) added $1.10 (+32.45%) to close @ $4.49.


Shares of Interactive Intelligence Inc. (ININ) added $3.49 (+29.73%) to close @ $15.23.


Shares of Abaxis Inc. (ABAX) lost $2.78 (-10.95%) to close @ $22.61.


Shares of Micron Technology Inc. (MU) lost $2.40 (-13.68%) to close @ $15.14.


Shares of Adept Technology Inc. (ADEP) lost $1.50 (-14.29%) to close @ $9.00.


Shares of VitalStream Holdings Inc. (VSTH) lost $1.60 (-18.60%) to close @ $7.00.


Shares of Intraware Inc. (ITRA) lost $1.10 (-20.41%) to close @ $4.29.


Shares of Mobility Electronics Inc. (MOBE) lost $2.25 (-41.82%) to close @ $3.13.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,850.21 (-16.48)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,299.99 (-6.35)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,349.58 (-3.64)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future closed @ $59.76/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $572.20/ounce (+$1.00)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7936 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.26 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.696%


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