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EUC Unemployment Deal; 2014 Extension Needed; Congress Moves towards Break without Addressing

Unemployment benefit extension news review today July 30, 2014: Congress is just days away from a five week summer break and they appear to be drifting further away from the potential to pass another unemployment benefit extension deal for America’s long term jobless. Right now, the number of Americans categorized as long term unemployed without […]

Today’s Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, Nasdaq, S&P 500 stock market index review and news update at open July 30, 2014

Stock market news update and stock index close review today July 30, 2014: The primary U.S. stock composites dipped early in the last full trading session as investors felt sideswiped by the unexpectedly poor report in the U.S. housing sector. According to the S&P 500/Case-Shiller Home Price report, the composite index of home prices in […]

Today’s Mortgage Interest rates 30 and 15 year fixed home loan Freddie Mac Data; Home Prices Dip

Mortgage Rates and Home Price news review today July 30, 2014: For the first time in years, prices for U.S. single family homes fell lower. According to the S&P/Case Shiller composite price index comprised of 20 metropolitan areas, home prices fell .3 percent in May. This drop represented the first drop for the home price […]

Today’s Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, Nasdaq, S&P 500 stock market index and news review mid-day July 29, 2014

Stock market index news review and composite trends mid-day July 29, 2014: Activity in the marketplace was minimal as trading opened in the U.S. this week. Investors stepped into this week with apprehensions. Some apprehension stems from geopolitical turmoil affecting markets right now and some stems from the amount of earnings and economic data scheduled […]

Today’s Gold price per ounce Spot gold per gram spot silver per ounce precious metal news review today July 29, 2014 mid-day

Today’s Gold per ounce price and silver per ounce price precious metal news review mid-day July 29, 2014: Gold and silver price rose higher to open the trading week. The ongoing geopolitical turmoil continues to pressure the marketplace and erupting violence in places like the Gaza Strip also weighs on investors globally. The associated fear […]

EUC 2014; Unemployment Benefit Extension News Review; Congress Unable to Get Job Done

Unemployment benefit extension deal review today July 29, 2014: Congress will finish this month and then they will go on recess in August. U.S. lawmakers will get to take off several weeks, a summer break, while millions of Americans remain out of work and out of benefits. Congress initially allowed unemployment benefits to expire for […]

Today’s Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, Nasdaq, S&P 500 stock market index review and stock composite trend update July 29, 2014

Stock market news and stock composite trend review at open July 29, 2014: This week starter off slow, but will pick up. The Federal Reserve will post notes from its policy meetings and the second quarter GDP data will post at mid-week as well. The biggest news that investors will be waiting on links to […]

Today’s Gold per ounce Spot gold per gram Spot silver per ounce price review mid-day July 28, 2014

Gold price and silver price precious metal news update mid-day July 28, 2014: Gold and silver contract prices rallied during the last full trading session due, in part, to the geopolitical pressures affecting the global marketplace right now. Stocks sunk lower in the U.S. amidst the overseas turmoil emanating from the Middle East. Volatility stemming […]

Today’s Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, Nasdaq, S&P 500 stock market news review mid-day Jul 28, 2014

Stock market index review and market session news update mid-day July 28, 2014: The primary U.S. stock composites finished the last full trading session in negative territory as geopolitical pressures weighed on investors, as well as the stock index trend-lines. Sanctions aimed at Russia, and continued volatility in the Middle East, pressured the global marketplace […]

Unemployment Benefit Deal 2014; Long Term Jobless Need EUC but Congress is not addressing the current crisis

Unemployment benefit extension news review today July 28, 2014: The months are adding up and it has now been approximately 7 full months since Congress initially allowed unemployment benefits to expire for over a million Americans. Since that time, the number of Americans categorized as long term jobless without unemployment benefits is approaching 4 million. […]

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