All three major stock indexes finished sharply higher for the week, in one of the best weekly performances of the year. The Dow was up 2.2%, the S&P 500 climbed 3% and the Nasdaq advanced 3.5%.
Below are links to the top economics news for the week:
- Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Unexpectedly Declined in July
- Crude oil rises near $106 a barrel
- U.S. Rig Count is up 2 from last week at 1,759
- Houston Economic Indicators – July 2013
- Houston’s Office Market Invigorated By Energy Giants’ Growth!
- The Producer Price Index for finished goods increased 0.8% in June
- Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increase to 360,000
- CEO Confidence Rises Again
- U.S. Import Prices Fell 2% in June
- Job Openings Little Changed at 3.8 million
- Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee
- Reis: Apartment Vacancy Rate unchanged at 4.3% in Q2 2013
- U.S. Office-Market Recovery Stalls as Rent Growth Slows
- Small-Business Confidence Slips