108,000 Jobs Were Created In Dec. And Numbers Were Revised To Show 305,000 New Jobs In Nov. (90,000 More Than Originally Estimated). (“US Payroll
Increase Below Expectations,” Dow Jones, 1/6/06)

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index Rose To 103.6 In Dec., The Highest Since Before The Hurricanes. (“U.S. Consumer Confidence At Highest Level Since
Katrina,” MarketWatch, 12/28/05)

More Than 2 Million Jobs Were Created In 2005 And More Than 4.6 Million Jobs Have Been Created Over 31 Straight Months Of Growth (Since May 2003). (Bureau Of Labor Statistics Website,, Accessed 1/6/06)

University Of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index Rose To 91.5 In Dec., Up From 81.6 In Nov.
(“New-Home Sales Fell In The Month As Durable-Goods Orders Gained,” The Wall Street Journal, 12/24/05)

The Jobless Rate Was 4.9% -- The Rate In Germany, Europe’s Largest Economy, Is 11.1%. (Bureau Of Labor
Statistics Website,, 1/6/06; “German Unemployment Rate Rises To 11.1 Percent In December,” The Associated Press, 1/3/06)

Real Hourly Wages Are Up 1.1% Over Early 2001, The Previous Business Cycle Peak. (Editorial, “Rodney Dangerfield
Revisited,” The Wall Street Journal, 12/30/05)

Personal Incomes And Consumer Spending Increased 0.3% In Nov. (“U.S. Spending, Income Up
0.3% In Nov,” MarketWatch, 12/22/05)

France’s Jobless Rate Is 9.6%. (“France’s Jobless
Rate Drops Slightly,” The Associated Press, 12/29/05)

Jobless Claims Fell By 35,000 Last Week, The Lowest Level Since Sept. 2000 – The Four-Week Average Fell 9,750, The Lowest Since Before Hurricane Katrina.
(“Jobless Claims Plunge To 5-Year Low,” MarketWatch, 1/5/06)

The Index Of Leading Economic Indicators Increased 0.5% In Nov. After A 1% Increase In Oct. (The Best Since June). (“Leading Indicators Gain Momentum,” MarketWatch, 12/22/05) The ISM Services Index Increased To 59.8% In Dec., Indicating Continued Growth In The Sector. (“U.S. Dec. ISM
Services Index Rebounds To 59.8%,” MarketWatch, 1/5/06)

State Tax Revenues Were Up 9.2% In The 3rd Quarter Of 2005 Over The Year Before. (“Next Year's Tax Relief Will
Include Energy Credits, Higher Deductions,” The Wall Street Journal, 12/21/05)

Orders For Durable Goods (Goods Expected To Last At Least 3 Years) Increased 4.4% In Nov., The Biggest Jump Since May. (“New-Home Sales Fell In The Month As DurableGoods Orders Gained,” The Wall Street Journal, 12/24/05)

48 States (All But Rhode Island And Louisiana) Expect Revenues To Improve Or Remain Stable Next Fiscal Year. (“Revenue Is Starting To Burn Holes In
States' Pockets,” The Washington Post, 12/21/05)

Factory Orders Increased 2.5% In Nov. To A RecordHigh Of $407.7 Billion. (“Factory Orders Post 2.5 Percent Increase
In November,” The Associated Press, 1/4/06)

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