July 23, 2017, later: wow, wow, wow -- a most spectacular finish -- Jordan Spieth comes from behind to win by three. Amazing.
July 23, 2017: what just happened at The Open? On the start of the last day, Spieth was at the top of the leaderboard, 3 full strokes ahead of his closest contender, Matt Kuchar. But after ten holes, playing +3 for the day; now even with Matt Kuchar, and both of them only two strokes ahead of Li Haotong, Chinese.
Representative Ryan says he won't start writing "tax bill" until this autumn. Wow.
Jobs. From tradingeconomics.com:
- first time claims: down 15,000 to 233,000
- not even mentioned on mainstream media
- forecast: 245,000
- Reuters says it was near a 5-month low and not even mentioned on mainstream media (it probably was; I probably just missed it)
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 233,000 for the week ended July 15, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February, when claims fell to 227,000, which was the best reading since March 1973.
Gasoline demand: dropped a bit week-over-week, but still remains near record levels.