Have You Seen My Bush Boom? No, really.

From Holden:

Durable goods orders decline in August:

The dollar edged lower on Friday as weakness in overall U.S. durable goods orders cast further doubt on the economic outlook, although the headline number masked underlying strength in demand, traders said.

The Commerce Department said orders for durable goods fell 0.5 percent in August after rising 1.8 percent in July.

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Later, data were expected to show the number of U.S. existing homes sales fell to a 6.65 million unit annual pace in August from 6.72 million a month earlier.