Month: October 2019

The weekly initial jobless and continuing claimsIinitial jobless claims Initial jobless claims 218K vs 215K estimate.  Prior week 213K vs 212K estimate Initial jobless claims 4-week moving average 214.75K vs 215.25K Continuing claims 1690K vs 1679K estimate. The prior week was 1683K vs 1682K estimate Continuing claims 4-week moving average 1686.25K vs 1677.5K last week. The largest increases in initial claims for the week ending October 19 were in
Major indices end higher on the week  The US major stock indices recovered from earlier losses. The move higher was helped by positive comments about US China trade progress. On the day the S&P index moved above the high close level at 3025.86 intraday, but fell short of the all-time high level at 3027.98.  The close