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Trade Deficit decreased sharply in July

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Trade Deficit decreased sharply in July

The Department of Commerce reports: otal July exports of 8.0 billion and imports of 2.8 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of .8 billion, down from .6 billion in June, revised. July exports were .2 billion more than June exports of 1.8 billion. July imports were .5 billion less than June imports...
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AAR: Rail Traffic soft in July

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AAR: Rail Traffic soft in July

Note: S&P downgraded U.S. debt to AA+. The regulatory agencies responded saying there would be no change for risk-based capital purposes for financial institutions. Here are the earlier employment posts (with graphs): • July Employment Report: 117,000 Jobs, 9.1% Unemployment Rate • Employment Summary, Part Time Workers, and Unemployed over 26 Weeks • More...
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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims below 400,000, Lowest since July 2008

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Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims below 400,000, Lowest since July 2008

The DOL reports on weekly unemployment insurance claims: In the week ending Dec. 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 388,000, a decrease of 34,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 422,000. The 4-week moving average was 414,000, a decrease of 12,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 426,500....
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Fannie Mae July mortgage portfolio up 4.1% from year earlier, prices two-year deal

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Fannie Mae July mortgage portfolio up 4.1% from year earlier, prices two-year deal

Fannie Mae’s mortgage portfolio through July is up 4.1% from the year ago yet down somewhat from June, and the GSE issued nearly half the mortgage-backed securities during the month than in did last July. Fannie ended July with gross holdings of nearly 2 billion. That figure stood at 0.4 billion last year and...
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ISM Manufacturing Index declines in July

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ISM Manufacturing Index declines in July

PMI at 55.5% in July down from 56.2% in June. From the Institute for Supply Management: July 2010 Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 12th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 15th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the...
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