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MNI Survey of US Economic Forecasts: Sep 28

                         Sep 28   Sep 28   Sep 28
                        Initial             Chain
                        Jobless     Real    Price
                         Claims      GDP    Index
Data For              Sep 22 wk    2Q(t)   4Q (t)
Denomination                  K  Pct Chg  Pct Chg
Median Forecast **          280      3.1      1.0
High Forecast               300      3.2      1.0
Low Forecast                260      2.8      1.0
Mean                        280      3.1      1.0
Standard Deviation         20.0      0.1      0.0
No. of Responses              2       10        4
Amherst Pierpont             NA      3.2       NA
BofA/Merrill Lynch           NA      3.1       NA
Capital Economics            NA      3.1       NA
CIBC                         NA      3.0      1.0
Credit Suisse                NA      3.2      1.0
FT Advisors                 260      3.1      1.0
Morgan Stanley               NA      3.0       NA
NTL Bank Canada              NA      3.1       NA
RBC                         300      3.0       NA
TD Securities                NA       NA       NA
UMaryland                    NA      2.8      1.0
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
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