Morning Market Report 4/5/2012

This is Bill Roller of BR Capital with the KUIK Morning Market   Report for Thursday, April, 5
It’s a down day on Wall Street.
Index Direction Change Units Last
Dow Down                  (2) points            13,073
S&P500 Up 0.04% percent              1,400
Nasdaq Composite Up 0.15% percent              3,073
30 Year Treasury Down               (4.2) basis points              3.34
We’re   feeling better about the economy.  The   Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose to minus 31.4 in the period ended April   1, the best reading since March 2008, from minus 34.7 the prior week. All   three of its components, the economy, personal finances and buying plans,   advanced.
That may be because firings are down.  Bloomberg reported Planned firings fell by   8.8 percent from March 2011 to a 10-month low of 37,880, according to Chicago   job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Job cuts at government   and nonprofit agencies were down 86 percent last quarter compared with the   same period in 2011
Always serving the   West Side first, I am Bill Roller of BR Capital for AM 1360 KUIK.