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|December 12, 2011
CONSUMERS FEEL BETTER IN EARLY DECEMBER
SERVICE SECTOR GROWTH MODERATES
MORTGAGE APPS RISE ALMOST 13%
GOLD & OIL RETREAT FOR THE WEEK
RALLY REACHES TWO WEEKS
THIS WEEK: No major economic news is scheduled for Monday (at least not stateside). On Tuesday, the Census Bureau issues retail sales data for November, a Federal Reserve FOMC meeting occurs and we have 3Q earnings from Best Buy. Wednesday, an OPEC meeting concludes. Thursday, a plethora of earnings reports roll out (Adobe, FedEx, RIM, RiteAid, Discover and Accenture) and we also get the November PPI, the latest weekly jobless claims and a report on industrial output. Friday brings November’s CPI and a speech from ECB president Mario Draghi.
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