Stronger than expected US economic data Dec housing starts +5.8%, permits +4.5% Jan Phily Fed manu index rose to a strong 26.5 from 11.1 Initial jobless claims -26k, continuing claims down (EvercoreISI charts)
JUST IN: 1.3 million file for unemployment last week; continuing claims drop to 17.3 million Other @cheddar stories: - Virgin Galactic changing CEOs, bringing on exec from Disney - Amazon extends work from home policy through Jan. 2021 - Kroger to require masks starting July 22
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USA Initial Jobless Claims for Jan 5 261.0K vs 246.0K Est; Prior 250.0K Continuing Claims for Dec 29 1.87M vs 1.92M Est; Prior Revised from 1.91M to 1.90M
USD Continuing Claims (JAN 30): 2239k actual vs 2245k estimate, prior revised up to 2260k.
USD Continuing Claims (JAN 2): 2263k actual vs 2210k estimate, prior revised up to 2234k.