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From: thirdworldalien (Rep: 9)Date: 06/15/2001 16:00
Forum: Politics - Msg #56No Thread (Rec: 0)
Friday, June 15, 20001 - Economic Headline Highlights

Japan’s central bank keeps
monetary policy unchanged

Interest rates are already near zero amid troubled economy

Wall Street’s analysts get analyzed

After decades of toiling in obscurity, Wall Street’s financial analysts came bounding into the limelight in the 1990s and became superheroes of the bull market, able to move mighty Cisco with a single sound bite. Now that the bull market is history, the glare has turned harsh and many of those once-golden analysts have had to duck brickbats being hurled from all directions, including a House committee hearing room Thursday.

Consumer prices rise 0.4 percent

Industrial output slides greater-than-expected 0.8 percent

U.S. industrial utilization falls to a 17-year low

Factory output slides 0.8 percent

The nation’s factories, mines and utilities in May operated at their lowest rate of capacity use in more than 17 years, the Federal Reserve said in its latest report on industrial production released Friday.

Consumer sentiment edges lower

Economic gauge slips in June following rise in May
A closely watched barometer of U.S. consumer sentiment showed Americans felt slightly less confident about the outlook for the economy in early June, suggesting that moderating consumer spending may not head back to robust growth any time soon.

E-mail protests gain in popularity

Latest targets Bush’s energy policies

The electronic message doesn’t beckon like “I Love You” or a sexy tennis star. No flash, no sizzle and no damage to the hard drive. Just a call for people to turn off their lights to protest President Bush’s energy policies.



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