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Industrial Production Surged in August

Industrial Production Surged in August Industrial production surged 0.6% in August, with widespread gains. The 0.5% rise in manufacturing alleviates concerns about the factory sector's slowdown. Wells Fargo Existing Home Sales Beat Expectations Existing home sales beat expectations, rising in August. Wells Fargo Federal Reserve Cut Interest Rates for the Second Time On Wednesday the [...]

2019-10-02T14:38:13+00:00A View|

Small Business Owners Less Optimistic

Small Business Owners Less Optimistic Small business owners less optimistic about the economic outlook, appear to be paring back capital spending and hiring. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index fell 1.6 points to 103.1 in August.  Wells Fargo US Drill Rigs Running Down Last Week There were 898 drill rigs [...]

2019-09-16T20:12:59+00:00A View|

Chicago Fed National Activity Index Fell in July

Led by Declines in Production-Related Indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index Fell in July Led by declines in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index fell to -0.36 in July from +0.03 in June. All four broad categories of indicators that make up the index decreased from June, and all four categories made [...]

2019-09-04T16:21:50+00:00A View|

July Retail Sales Surpassed Expectations

July Retail Sales Surpassed Expectations July retail sales surpassed expectations. Rising 0.7 %, gains were broad-based with ten of the thirteen categories seeing an increase in sales over the month. Wells Fargo US Drill Rigs Running Down From Previous Count There were 934 drill rigs operating in the US last week, down 8 rigs from [...]

2019-08-19T17:30:03+00:00A View|

Consumer Sentiment Remains Elevated

Consumer Sentiment Remains Elevated At 98.4, consumer sentiment remains elevated. Confidence has been resilient in the face of trade uncertainty and could be a concern going forward. Personal finances were a bright spot in this month's report. Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey Reports Factory Activity Continued to Expand in July The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas [...]

2019-08-07T16:43:20+00:00A View|

General Business Conditions Index Largest Monthly Decline on Record

General Business Conditions Index Largest Monthly Decline on Record The headline general business conditions index largest monthly decline on record plummeted twenty-six points in June, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Empire State Manufacturing Survey for June 2019 and business activity took a sharp downturn, according to firms responding to the survey. [...]

2019-06-24T17:07:34+00:00A View|

LEI Increased 3 Consecutive Months

LEI Increased 3 Consecutive Months The LEI increased 3 consecutive months, according to the Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the US, which showed an increase of 0.2 percent in April following a 0.3 percent increase in March and a 0.2 percent increase in February. The US LEI rose in April, the third consecutive [...]

2019-05-29T12:30:01+00:00A View|

Hourly Wages Grew 3.2% from a Year Earlier

Hourly Wages Grew 3.2% from a Year Earlier Hourly wages grew 3.2% from a year earlier, as hiring in the US sprang back in March and the unemployment rate remained at a historically low level, underscoring that the labor market remains a source of strength for the economy.  Non-farm payrolls increased a seasonally adjusted 196,000 [...]

2019-04-05T20:56:08+00:00A View|