Sanchez, Hamberto; Ferris, Craig T.; Hume, Lynn; Siegel, Gary E.
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/27/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32037, p2
Trade Publication
The article presents news related to the securities markets in the U.S. First-time applications for state unemployment benefits rose by 17,000 to 333,000 in the week ended December 18, 2004, according to data released by the U.S. Labor Department. Personal income increased 0.3% in November 2004, while personal consumption expenditures rose 0.2%. Personal income rose by $30.4 billion to about $9.79 trillion, after an unrevised 0.6% gain in October 2004. The University of Michigan's final December 2004 consumer sentiment index reading was 97.1 compared to 95.7 earlier this month and the final November 92.8 reading, according to market sources.


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