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ORIGINAL POST: Big number of the day comes out at 10:00 AMAnalysts expect a reading of 53.4 down from 53.5 last month.
UPDATE: It’s a beat!
53.7 is an increase from last month, and a beat in expectations.
This is a nice refreshing change from all the doom. The econmy is still hanging in there.