Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Chicago Business Barometer Highest Level Since January

Chicago Business Barometer Highest Level Since January The Chicago Business Barometer at highest level since January, rose to 64.1 in June. New orders were up for the second straight month while prices paid reached their highest level since May 2011. Lead times and backlogs also increased in June. Texas Factory Activity Continued in June The [...]

2018-07-04T19:05:58+00:00A View|

Small Business Optimism Reaches Historic Level

Small Business Optimism Reaches Historic Level Small business optimism reaches historic level, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Survey, which rose 3.0 points in May, reaching the second highest level in the 45 year history of the survey. Wells Fargo US Stainless Steel Prices Rose Stainless steel prices in [...]

2018-06-22T21:25:35+00:00A View|

Unemployment Rate Fell

Unemployment Rate Fell to 3.8% The unemployment rate fell to 3.8% when employers added 223,000 jobs in May, reinforcing ramped up expectations for near term growth following  favorable reports on April international trade and consumer spending. Wells Fargo Economic Outlook US Steel to Re-start "A" Blast Furnace at Granite City Illinois Mill US Steel plans to [...]

2018-06-22T21:41:29+00:00A View|

Texas Manufacturing Production Index Reached 12-Year High

Texas Manufacturing Production Index Reached 12-Year High The Texas manufacturing production index reached a 12-year high, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. It reports Texas manufacturing activity rose markedly in May. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, increased 10 points to a 12-year high (35.2) [...]

2018-06-01T20:57:30+00:00A View|