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Chicago Business Barometer Signaled Expansion 33 Consecutive Months

Chicago Business Barometer Signaled Expansion 33 Consecutive Months The MNI Chicago Business Barometer surged to an eleven month high in November, up 8 points from October. The months result, sitting above the neutral 50-mark, means the Barometer signaled expansion 33 consecutive months. Driving the November increase were soaring orders and higher output. After easing in [...]

2018-12-03T15:20:10+00:00A View|

The USMCA Impact on US Economy

The USMCA Impact on US Economy As part of an investigation into the USMCA impact on US economy, representatives from both the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) and the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) said the proposed NAFTA replacement would provide benefits to the US steel industry and to the US economy in general. The deal encourages [...]

2018-11-26T19:33:24+00:00A View|

Consumer Confidence Index Increased Again

Consumer Confidence Index Increased Again The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased again in October. The Present Situation and the Expectations Index's both increased as well. These are at levels last seen in the fall of 2000. Consumers' assessment of present-day conditions remains quite positive, primarily due to strong employment growth." Said Lynn Franco, Senior [...]

2018-11-05T19:49:50+00:00A View|

Leading Economic Index Increased in September

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index Increased in September  The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the US increased 0.5 percent in September following a 0.4 percent August increase and a 0.7 percent increase in July. The LEI improved further in September, suggesting the US business cycle remains on a strong growth trajectory heading into [...]

2018-10-30T10:42:29+00:00A View|

Small Business Optimism Slipped in September

Small Business Optimism Slipped in September Small business optimism slipped 0.9 points in September but remains near an all-time high. Tighter labor markets are pushing compensation costs higher and many businesses are passing on those higher costs. Wells Fargo US Raw Steel Production Retreated Again Last Week US raw steel production retreated again last week, [...]

2018-10-22T14:03:21+00:00A View|

Consumer Confidence Hit Highest Level Since 2000

Consumer Confidence Hit Highest Level Since 2000 Consumer Confidence hit highest level since 2000. Only in eleven individual months since 1967 have we seen confidence higher than it is today. Nine of those months were in the year 2000. The other two were in 1999. This is the thin air of high peaks... The euphoria [...]

2018-10-02T13:13:36+00:00A View|

Index Well Above Previous Peak of March 2006

The Index Well Above Previous Peak, Reached 111.2 The Index well above its previous peak of 102.4, reached in March 2006, is now at 111.2. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for August 2018, released 9/20, expects the economy will continue to expand through 2018. The leading indicators are consistent with a solid growth [...]

2018-09-24T14:20:43+00:00A View|

Industrial Production Strongest 12-Month Change Since 2010

Industrial Production Strongest 12-Month Change Since 2010 The industrial production STRONGEST 12-month change since 2010, rose 0.4% in August and is up 4.9% over the past year. NBER US Raw Steel Production Rose Last Week US raw steel production rose 0.5% last week to an ACUR of 80.2% (it's been quite awhile since we have seen this- [...]

2018-09-17T13:04:17+00:00A View|