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Chicago Business Barometer Increased

MNI Chicago Business Barometer Increased to Highest Level Since January 2015 The MNI Chicago Business Barometer increased in April to its highest level since January 2015. Optimism among firms about business conditions rose for the third month in a row. The April Chicago report showcased another impressive month with firms reporting solid growth. Rising demand [...]

2017-04-28T18:30:13+00:00A View|

Consumer Confidence Increased

The Conference Board Index Shows Consumer Confidence Increased Sharply in March Consumer confidence increased sharply in March to its highest level since December 2000,” said Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at the Conference Board. “Consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market conditions improved considerably. Consumers also expressed much greater optimism regarding the short-term [...]

2017-03-31T15:58:11+00:00A View|

Dow Crashed the 21,000 Level

The Dow Crashed the 21,000 Level Wednesday The Dow crashed the 21,000 level after soaring 197 points on Wednesday. Tell me again about the humming economy created by Obama, the super healthcare law created by Obama, the strategy of leading from behind, excessive regulations, higher taxes, doubling the national debt-on nothing. NO…this was wrong for America, [...]

2017-03-03T09:12:45+00:00A View|

Overall Economy Grew in November

Overall Economy Grew for the 90th Consecutive Month The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its November Report on Business: economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November and the overall economy grew for the 90th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest report. The November PMI registered 53.2 percent, an [...]

2016-12-02T09:50:57+00:00A View|

Texas Factory Activity Increased in October

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey and reports factory activity increased again in October. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) October 2016 ISM Report on Business Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October and the overall economy grew for the 89th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply [...]

2016-11-04T17:16:09+00:00A View|

Consumer Confidence Increased

Consumer Confidence Increased for Second Consecutive Month The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in August, improved further in September. Consumer confidence increased in September for a second consecutive month and is now at its highest level since the recession.” GDP Increased in Q2 2016 Real gross domestic product increased at an annual [...]

2016-10-03T09:54:52+00:00A View|

Chicago Business Barometer Declined Sharply

The Chicago Business Barometer Declined Sharply in February The Chicago Business Barometer declined sharply in February after a sharp increase in January, led a significant declines in Production and New Orders. Four of the five Barometer components declined between January and February. Firms continued to draw down stocks in February with Inventories remaining in contraction [...]

2016-03-04T16:47:47+00:00A View|

Idle Ohio Rolling Mill Operations to Lay Off 200

Republic Steel to Idle Ohio Rolling Mill Operations Republic Steel has announced it will idle its Lorain, Ohio rolling mill operations, citing weak demand. Plans call for the remaining 200 employees to be laid off by the end of the first quarter in staggered moves. AMM A bearish tone has prevailed in annual special bar [...]

2016-01-08T11:45:29+00:00A View|