Monthly Archives: May 2017

Improvements in Production-Related Indicators

Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) Reports Improvements in Production-related Indicators We begin the week with the release of the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) which reports that improvements in production-related indicators the CFNAI rose to +0.49 in April from +0.07 in March. Two of the four broad categories of indicators that make up [...]

2017-05-26T11:58:15+00:00A View|

April Increased Industrial Production for Largest Gain in 3 Years

April Increased Industrial Production for Largest Gain in 3 Years April increased industrial production 1 percent, despite mixed signals from survey data. The latest report on the industrial sector suggest broad firming in manufacturing activity as industrial production increased, yielding the largest gain in three years and more than double the 0.4 percent increase that [...]

2017-05-20T08:59:39+00:00A View|

Manufacturing Sector Expanded in April

Manufacturing Sector Expanded in April and Overall Economy Grew We begin this week’s economic news with the release of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Report on Business for the Month of April 2017: Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April and the overall economy grew for the 95th consecutive month, say the [...]

2017-05-05T15:58:02+00:00A View|