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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, April 20, 2007

All 3 Majors Advanced for The Week On Strong Earnings Reports

All 3 major indexes rose for the week thanks in no small part to strong earnings reports from industry giants like Google and Caterpillar. New York Spot Gold and crude oil got more expensive, while the dollar lost ground against the euro. 1,943,188,540 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange® today.

For the week, the DJIA added 349.85 points (+2.774%), the NASDAQ Composite Index gained 34.45 points (+1.382%), and the S and P 500 Index gained 31.50 points (+2.168%).

Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 12,961.98 (+153.35)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,526.39 (+21.04)

S and P 500: Closed @ 1,484.35 (+13.62)

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WTI Crude Oil Future is currently @ $64.11/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $691.60/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7359 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.3589 U.S. Dollars

The Federal Funds Target Rate is 5.25%

Ten-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.672%

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