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Marketplace Index for Monday, December 19, 2011

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The National Association of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo index measured the confidence of the new housing front-liners at 21 for December, up two points from the previous month, but far from the 50 it takes to flip over to optimistic. So, the builders are still bummed, but it's the third month in a row their pessimism has been less. Also, the Daily Pulse is up as crime numbers are down, according to the FBI.

Crime down, FBI says

According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, wrongdoing continues to drop.
Posted In: Crime, FBI

Slightly less pessimistic about housing

An index measuring the confidence of the new housing front-liners is up two points from the previous month, but far from the number it takes to flip over to optimistic.
Posted In: Housing