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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

All 3 Majors Gained On Cheaper Crude Oil; Dow Closes with New Record

The 3 major indexes gained ground today as crude for future delivery got cheaper. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed at 11,867.17: a brand new, record-high close. 1,505,036,060 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of DJIA component American Express (AXP) added $1.14 (+2.02%) to close @ $57.66.


Miscellaneous Gainers:


Shares of Holly Corporation (HOC) added $3.29 (+7.68%) to close @ $46.15.


Shares of Arch Coal (ACI) added $2.14 (+7.59%) to close @ $30.32.


Shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU) added $2.10 (+8.57%) to close @ $26.60.


Shares of Massey Energy (MEE) added $2.07 (+9.94%) to close @ $22.90.


Shares of New River Pharmaceuticals (NRPH) added $5.50 (+13.00%) to close @ $47.82.


Shares of Avanir Pharmaceuticals (AVNR) added $1.34 (+18.74%) to close @ $8.49.


Shares of 24/7 Real Media Inc. (TFSM) added $1.21 (+15.01%) to close @ $9.27.


Shares of VocalTec Communications Ltd. (VOCL) added $1.43 (+43.73%) to close @ $4.70.


Miscellaneous Decliners:


Shares of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. (CME) lost $18.50 (-3.55%) to close @ $502.99.


Shares of Landry's Restaurants Inc. (LNY) lost $3.32 (-10.39%) to close @ $28.63 on news that the company is selling its Joe's Crab Shack chain of casual dining restaurants in a deal worth around $192 million.


Shares of LG.Phillips LCD (LPL) lost $1.13 (-6.95%) to close @ $15.12.


Shares of Photon Dynamics Inc. (PHTN) lost $1.07 (-7.89%) to close @ $12.49.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,867.17 (+9.36)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,315.43 (+3.66)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,353.42 (+2.76)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $58.58/barrel

NY Spot Gold is currently @ $572.10/ounce (-$0.10)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7973 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2542 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.748%


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