US Unemployment Claims
Another government report says a key measure of inflation at the wholesale level stayed level in March. Outside the volatile areas of energy and food, prices in the overall economy rose three-tenths of a percent, which is a bit more than the previous month.
A separate report showed the U.S. trade deficit dropped to the lowest
point in four months in February. The gap between what U.S. producers
sell overseas and what Americans buy from foreign sources declined more
than 12 percent for the month as the volume of oil imports dropped and
orders for Chinese-made goods declined.