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Economic Statistics for 20 Apr 16

Existing home sales rose a stronger-than-expected 5.1% to a 5.330 million annual rate in March.

The MBA reports that mortgage applications rose 1.3% last week, with purchases down -1.0% but refis up 3.0%.

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  • There were 44,705,445 beneficiaries of the food stamp program in January 2016, the latest date for which data is available. This is a decrease of 483,306 individuals from the previous month. The number of beneficiaries has not been this low since April 2011, when there were 44,647,781 individuals on the program.