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Today’s Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA Stock Market News Review mid-day April 21, 2014

Today’s Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq, S&P 500 stock market index review and market session news update April 21, 2014 mid-day: Stock futures were positive before opening bell this morning after the extended holiday weekend. As of the last full trading session, the primary U.S. composites finished the day mixed. Stocks closed out the last […]

EUC 2014; Unemployment Benefit Extension News Review and Update Today

Unemployment Benefit Deal News Review today April 21, 2014: The economic recovery process moves forward according to the Labor Department and the positively skewed data could be viewed as an indicator of better things to come. Could this data be processed by Congressional lawmakers and then used to further stall the passage of another long […]

Freddie Mac Mortgage interest rates 30 and 15 year fixed home loan; Lower mortgage rates could spark activity

Mortgage interest rate news review and today’s update April 21, 2014: Freddie Mac reported that mortgage interest rates fell again last week which market the second consecutive week during which mortgage rates posted lower. The drop in mortgage interest rates could help to spark positive housing sector activity as the spring home-buying season begins. Although […]

Today’s Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, Nasdaq, S&P 500 stock market index and market session update April 21, 2014

Stock Market News review and stock composite trends today April 21, 2014: Market trends were choppy last week but the primary U.S. stock composites all finished the shortened week with gains overall. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, as well as the Nasdaq rose higher last week by about 2 percent and the S&P 500 climbed […]

Unemployment Benefit Extension EUC 2014 update; Federal Aid for Jobless Americans News and Notes

Today’s Unemployment Benefit Extension News review and Update today April 20, 2014: For those waiting for the House to extend long term unemployment benefits, recent economic data could be counterproductive for the cause. Many Republicans in the House, which is where the legislation now sits, believe that economic recovery is the key to resolving the […]

Payday loan interest rates; States are not equal when it comes to Pay Day Loans; 2014 update

Payday Loans news review and note update today April 20, 2014: According to recent payday loan regulation notes via Pew Charitable Trust, approximately 12 million Americans take out payday loans every year. States are classified into three categories based on their payday loan regulations according to Pew’s Safe Small Dollar Loans Research Project. The categories […]

Today’s DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average Stock market Update; American Express AXP, Google, IBM, United Health Group UNH Stock quotes

Stock market index news review and stock composite trend update today April 20, 2014: The last trading week was abbreviated due to Good Friday, but it was a relatively good week for the primary U.S. stock indices in the U.S. Although the primary stock composites finished the last full trading session of last week mixed, […]

EUC 2014; unemployment benefit extension bill update; Job data in Pa. and Debate to Pass Emergency Compensation

Unemployment Benefit Extension 2014 news review and today’s update: Many experts believe that the current problem for America’s jobless is not their lack of skill or job training, but America’s lack of job opportunities. One way to verify that this is true is to look at job pay connected to specific job positions. Employers may […]

mortgage interest rates; today’s 30 and 15 year fixed Freddie Mac Data; Housing Sector Update and Interest Rate review

Housing sector news review and mortgage interest rate trends today April 19, 2014: Housing sector progress is often viewed is a reliable indicator of more general economic progress in the U.S. That being said, recent housing sector data was weaker than expected which raised some eyebrows. According to the Commerce Department, housing starts increased in […]

Today’s Gold price per ounce Spot gold per gram spot silver rate market session news review April 19, 2014

Gold price and silver price precious metal news review today April 19, 2014: Precious metal gold and silver prices dropped lower during the last full trading session, and prices have been negatively skewed over the last several weeks. Last session, June contract gold price fell back last session by .74 percent to close at a […]

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