The three-day run in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Shares of Disney
In another sign of the flagging economy, McDonald's
Fellow restaurant chain Starbucks
Second-quarter productivity numbers were announced this morning, showing that productivity increased by 1.6%, with a 2% jump in output and a 0.4% increase in hours worked. That number is slightly ahead of the 1.5% analysts expected, and first-quarter productivity was revised upward as well. No other economic reports are expected today.
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