BW Senior Economist Michael Mandel reports that real college grad wages are down a whopping 5.5% Ouch! That's a figure we generally don't want falling, because we want to give incentive for people to pursue college degrees. I think we should expect that figure to rebound over the next few years.
And, while new home sales are down (IHT), it's actually higher than expected (Bloomberg). Bloomberg also reports that durable goods orders are up, consumer confidence is up, and moderate growth is expected.