Weekly initial jobless claims totaled 186,000 (consensus 205,000) following a revised count of 192,000 last week (from 190,000).
Continuing claims came in at 1.675 million after last week’s revised total of 1.655 million (from 1.647 million).
Durable goods orders rose 5.6% in December (consensus 2.9%) following a revised decline of 1.7% in November (from -2.1%).
Durable goods orders, excluding transportation fell 0.1% (Briefing.com consensus -0.2%) following a revised 0.1% increase in November (from +0.2%).
Adv. Intl. Trade in Goods showed a $90.3 billion deficit in December following a revised $82.9 billion in November (from -$83.3 billion).
Adv. Retail Inventories rose 0.5% in December following a revised flat reading in November (from +0.1%).
Adv. Wholesale Inventories rose 0.1% in December following a revised 0.9% incline in November (from 1.0%0.