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Economic Statistics for 28 Jan 14

Durable goods orders plummeted by a worse than expected -4.3% in December, and, ex-transportation orders fell 1.6%.

The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index rose 0.9% in November. On a year-over-year basis, prices are up 13.7%.

The Conference Board’s Consumer confidence index rose 3.2 points to a higher-than-expected 80.7 in January.

The Richmond Fed Manufacturing Index lost only a single point, to hold steady at 12 in January.

The State Street Investor Confidence Index jumped sharply from 95.9 to 114.4 in January.

ICSC-Goldman reports weekly retail sales rose only 0.2% last week, and only 2.2% from the prior year. Redbook reports a 3.2% year-over-year increase.

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