ISM Services Inches Down in September
The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) has now released the September Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The headline Composite Index is at 56.7 percent and is down 0.2 from 56.9 last month. Today's number came in above the Investing.com forecast of 56 percent.
August Trade Deficit at $67.4B, Beats Forecast
The U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, also known as the FT-900, is published monthly by the Bureau of Economic Analysis with data going back to 1992 and details U.S. exports and imports of goods and services. The headline number of -67.4B was better than the -67.70B Investing.com forecast.
Weekly Gasoline Price Update
As of October 3, the price of Regular and Premium were up 7 and 12 cents, respectively, from the previous week. According to GasBuddy.com, California has the highest average price for Regular at $6.31 and Mississippi has the cheapest at $3.03. The WTIC end-of-day spot price closed at 83.63 and is up 9% from last week.