The DOW has been down as much as 265 points this morning. Much is the concern is coming from economic turmoil in Europe. Here at home, the news is all about the consumer. Retail Sales rose .86% last month, while the price we paid for our stuff went up .23% at the same time. And we were happy about it; Consumer Sentiment rose more than analysts expected.
The news this week has helped interest rates stay in near their lows for the year. Save some money by refinancing your home so you can spend more at the store I say 🙂