The economy lost 33,000 jobs

Labor Department says the economy lost 33,000 jobs in September. Unemployment rate fell to 4.2%.

The S&P 500 has closed at record highs six straight days, its longest run since 1997. It is also on an eight-session win streak, its longest in more than four years. If it rises for a ninth straight day, it would be the longest win streak since November 2004. (CNBC)

Beneficial State Bank is merging with Portland-based Albina Community Bank. Beneficial State has owned a majority share of Albina since 2013. Beneficial State Bank is based in Oakland, Calif. with branches in California, Oregon and Washington and a second administrative office in Portland. It is a certified B Corporation, who’s goals are to promote social justice and environmental sustainability. (PBJ)

U.S. factory orders increased by 1.2% in August, driven by strong gains in aluminum and other metals, industrial machinery and autos. U.S. manufacturing is benefiting from a stronger dollar and an improving global economy. Orders for metals rose 1.2% and industrial machinery orders rose 11.5%. (FBN)

Join us this weekend for Financial Focus Radio on this great station.

The S&P 500 is down 2 and the NASDAQ is down 3. The MSCI international index is lower.

Oil is down 70 cents at $50.00 a barrel.

Gold is down $3 at $1270 a Troy ounce.

With Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor I am Troy Reinhart.

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Financial Focus • October 6, 2017


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