Daily Market Update 4/18/13

Rates were little changed Thursday.  In economic news, weekly Jobless Claims rose to 352,000, slightly above forecast.  The Philly Fed Index, a survey of manufacturers in the region, came in at 1.3.  A reading of 3.0 had been expected.  Readings above zero indicate expansion in the manufacturing sector.  Leading Indicators fell 0.1%, a bit below expectations.  No other key data will be released today.

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