The markets were lower today following a statement from the Federal Reserve which indicated no new stimulus and pledged to take measures if the job market fails to improve.
On the economic front, the private sector added 163,000 jobs in July, according to the ADP employment report.
The Mortgage Bankers Association is reporting an increase of 0.2 percent in the number of total mortgage applications filed last week, as the refinance index rose 0,8 percent to its highest level in three years.
U.S. manufacturing slowed in July to a reading of 49.8 percent in July, according to the Institute for Supply Management. That number fell short of economists expectations for a reading of 50.4.
Meanwhile, construction spending rose 0.4 percent in June, marking the third month of gains.
On the earnings front, Mastercard (NYSE:MA) beat earnings expectations with its second quarter earnings but revenues fell short of forecasts.
Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) posted strong results topping profit expectations, as the company signed up more phone and broadband subscribers.
Tomorrow, we'll take a look at the numbers for weekly jobless claims as well as chain store sales and earnings from GM.
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