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2016's States with the Highest & Lowest Tax Rates

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Economic Indicators

March 2016 according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis personal income increased $57.4 billion, or 0.4%, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $50.4 billion, or 0.4%, in March 2016. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $12.8 billion, or 0.1%.   Apr. 29, 2016 More»

According to today's first estimate, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.5% in the first quarter of 2016. This follows a growth rate of 1.4% in the fourth quarter 2015.   Apr. 28, 2016 More»

According to conference board, its gauge of consumer confidence fell more than expected in March to 94.2 from a downwardly 96.1 in March. Economists expected the gauge to decline slightly to 96.   Apr. 26, 2016 More»

March 2016 new orders for manufactured goods increased 0.8%, to $230.7 billion. Unfilled orders decreased 0.1% and inventories were virtually unchanged.   Apr. 26, 2016 More»

March 2016 sales of new single-family houses were 511,000 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), down 1.5% from February 2016 but up 5.3% from March 2015.   Apr. 25, 2016 More»

March 2016 Building permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 1,086,000, down 7.7% from February 2016 but up 4.6% from March 2015.   Apr. 19, 2016 More»

February 2016 business inventories were $1,812.1 billion, down 0.1% from January 2016 but up 1.2% from February 2015.   Apr. 13, 2016 More»

March 2016 retail and food services sales were $446.9 billion, down 0.3% from February 2016 but up 1.7% from March 2015.   Apr. 13, 2016 More»

February 2016 wholesale inventories were $583.3 billion, down 0.5% from January 2016 but up 0.6% from February 2015. Sales were $427.6 billion.   Apr. 8, 2016 More»

February 2016 international trade deficit increased $47.1 billion, or 2.6% from January 2016. Exports increased 1.0% and imports rose 1.3%.   Apr. 5, 2016 More»


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Market Snapshots

Currencies US $
Euro 1.0934
Pound 1.3871
Yen 0.0087
Yuan 0.1529
Canada $ 0.7400
Hong Kong $ 0.1285
Gold 1,222.90
Stock Market
DJIA 16,639.97
NASDAQ 4,590.47
S&P 500 1,948.05
Lending Rates
Fed Funds 0.50
3 Month Libor 0.63
Prime 3.50
U.S Treasury Rates
3 Month 0.0000
2 Year 0.7500
5 Year 1.1250
10 Year 2.6250

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