Friday's trading: 5 things to know

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Here are the key events taking place on Friday that could impact trading.

Reports on manufacturing activity and construction spending await investors.

MANUFACTURING: The ISM’s purchasing managers index for June is expected to slip more than a point to 54.9, the lowest since July 2020. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. For context, the March 2021 reading of 63.7 marked the fastest pace of expansion in more than 37 years.

Group of workers at a shoe-making factory. (iStock / iStock)

Inflation watchers will pay close attention to the prices paid component. It’s expected to fall for a third month to 81.0, the lowest since February. 

KEY FED GDP TRACKER TURNS NEGATIVE, SIGNALING RECESSION IS HERE

S&P GLOBAL REPORT: It is the final manufacturing PMI for June. The flash reading two weeks ago came in at 52.4, down 4.6 points from 57.0 in May and the lowest since May 2020. 

CONSTRUCTION: Spending is expected to rise 0.4% month-over-month in May, double April’s weaker-than-expected 0.2% increase.

Construction workers are seen at a new building site in Silver Spring, Maryland. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron / Reuters Photos)

CASINO CONTRACT: Watch shares of casino companies after Atlantic City workers reached agreements on new contracts with four casinos on Thursday, securing labor peace and avoiding a strike on Fourth of July weekend.

Players gather around a table for a game of craps at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City N.J.  ( AP Photo/Wayne Parry / AP Newsroom)

CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST, LOWEST REAL MINIMUM WAGE: REPORT

Local 54 of the Unite Here union reached tentative agreements with the Borgata, which is owned by MGM Resorts International, and three Caesars Entertainment casinos: Caesars, Harrah’s and the Tropicana. A Sunday strike deadline remains against the Hard Rock Casino.

TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %
BALYTWIN RIVER WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC.19.78-0.53-2.61%
MGMMGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL29.01-0.16-0.55%
CZRCAESARS ENTERTAINMENT INC.38.30-1.97-4.89%

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MORE MONEY: Nearly two dozen states and localities are increasing their respective minimum wages effective July 1, 2022. They include: Connecticut; Washington D.C.; Nevada; Oregon; Chicago and Cook County, Illinois; Montgomery County, Maryland; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; and Berkeley, Emeryville, Los Angeles, Malibu, Pasadena, San Francisco and Santa Monica, California.

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