• Are you having a baby? Here’s a handy, downloadable PDF with a list of 50 essential items you’ll need for your new baby. Whether you’re sorting through your baby shower gifts or drafting your shopping list, these tips may help you figure out what you need most.

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Market Update – Positive Manufacturing Report Sends Equities Higher

Market Update – Positive Manufacturing Report Sends Equities Higher

The economy received some good news from the manufacturing sector on Wednesday sending equities higher and treasury and mortgage prices lower. Mortgage bonds are lower this morning after yesterday’s sell-off and subsequent reprice. Today’s July pending home sales report showed an unexpected gain in the month-over-month number. However, year-over-year home sales are down -20.1%. Finally, the July factory orders report came in as expected, showing a very small increase.

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