LONDON -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average
Today's domestic news flow will start with the latest weekly jobless claim figures at 8:30 a.m. EDT, with a small increase expected after last week's surprise fall. July housing starts are also due at the same time and are expected to show that the number of starts fell from 760,000 in June to 756,000 in July. Also due are July's building-permit figures and, at 10 a.m. EDT, the Philly Fed manufacturing survey for August.
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European markets are having another day of directionless, low-volume trading as investors continue to wait for key events and decisions in September that may shape the future of the eurozone. Eurozone inflation data for June was released this morning, showing that the Consumer Prices Index remained at 2.4% for the third consecutive month. At 7 a.m. EDT, the DAX was up just 0.03%, the CAC was down 0.04%, the FTSE MIB was 0.6% higher, and the IBEX was up by 1.1%.
In London, the FTSE 100
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