ISM, jobs data in eye of the storm

Posted by Forexsq 658 days ago (http://www.marketwatch.com)
img Some clues about what’s going on in the U.S. economy are starting to emerge after weeks of confusion sown by Hurricane Sandy. And it doesn’t look all that great.

The superstorm severely distorted key economic indicators over the past month and it probably will do so again with this week’s headline report on job creation in November. Economist forecast a small net gain in new hiring: 75,000.

Yet buried within the recent array of economic reports is sufficient evidence to point to a slower pace of U.S. growth.

Investors will search for further hints in other reports this week on manufacturing orders, auto sales and consumer sentiment. At the very least, they hope to see a steady-as-she-goes trend in these numbers.

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