LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Business) -- Stocks recovered on Friday after a two-day plunge that left the Dow down 560 points. Friday's slight gain not enough to erase the market's loss for the week.
The S&P 500 ended last week down 2.1 percent and the Dow was down 1.8 percent. Stocks have now fallen two weeks in a row, and four of the past five.
Economic reports coming out this week
Looking ahead to this week, a host of economic reports on a range of sectors. On Tuesday, we'll get the latest on new home sales and on Wednesday we'll hear the latest on U.S. economic output.
Reports on jobless claims, personal income & consumer spending
Then on Thursday, reports on jobless claims, personal income and consumer spending. Investors will be paying close attention to those metrics.
More people riding river rail streetcars
Here in Arkansas, new numbers show more people are riding the River Rail streetcars in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.
According to the Central Arkansas Transit Authority, in 2012, attendance was 104,998; that's up 4.6 percent from the previous year.
Still, the authority also says expenses jumped more than 8 percent to a little more than $1 million last year. That's against operating revenue of only $83,000.
That left Pulaski County and the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to come up with more than 900-thousand dollars to cover the shortfall.
Officials say the big expense increase was tied to quote, "some very expensive track maintenance work" that was done in 2012.
Other expenses are caused by the electricity it takes to operate the cars and salaries for the 11 employees.