. September 25, 2008 SouthAmerica: The Dow Jones is up over 200 points I guess the fools on Wall Street are commemorating all the good news. By the way, on the old days this type of information was supposed to be bad news for the economy and for company earnings. Let me help you guys: The worlds such as plunge, tumbled means that went down The other article said: âunemployment benefits jumped last week to their highest level in seven yearsâ I know you guys think that everything that goes up or jumped is good â but unemployment jumping to their highest level in this case up and jump does not mean something good. On the third article when they said: dropped by a sharper-than-expected â and plummeted... These are not words that are supposed to make you bullish on the market. I know you guys in Wall Street are a very confused bunch, but trust me these news items are not reason for you guys to become bullish on the stock market. ******** AP New home sales plummet in August, prices tumble Associated Press - Thursday September 25, 10:21 am ET By Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer New home sales plunge in August to slowest pace in 17 years as prices fall by record amount. WASHINGTON (AP) -- New home sales tumbled in August to the slowest pace in 17 years, while the average sales price fell by the largest amount on record, demonstrating the depth of the problem that Washington is trying to solve. Source: http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080925/economy.html ********* AP Jobless claims pushed to 7-year high Thursday September 25, 10:23 am ET By Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Business Writer Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and weak economy push jobless claims to 7-year high WASHINGTON (AP) -- New claims for unemployment benefits jumped last week to their highest level in seven years due to the impact of a slowing economy and Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Source: http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080925/jobless_claims.html ********** Reuters August durable goods orders down sharply Reuters - Thursday September 25, 8:33 am ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped by a sharper-than-expected 4.5 percent in August as demand for transportation equipment and many other costly items plummeted, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. Source: http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/080925/business_us_usa_economy_durablesbiz.html .