Still Growing

Wall Street's baby bull market grew a bit more last week. The Dow-Jones industrial average moved up 1.06 points to 191.06, the highest in 19 months. By week's end the market had slipped back a bit, to 190.74. But there was no hesitation in the rest of the economy.

In April, said the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 90,000 new houses were started, 20,500 more than in the same month last year. Civilian employment, said BLS, is also headed for a new peacetime high of 62,000,000 jobs by September. Industrial production, which had dropped in April for the second consecutive month...

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