Manufacturing Output: 9 Up, 10 Down

Last Friday (2/15) the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve system issued a revision to the January 2013 industrial production numbers which showed a contraction of 0.1 percent after having risen 0.4 percent in December and 1.7 percent in November. For the fourth quarter as a whole, manufacturing production as a whole, is now [...]

2013-02-22T22:08:25-05:00A View|

Good Signs

Briefings from the Metals Service Center Institute  North American Manufacturing Advocacy news for 2/4/13: “A new study by the American Action Forum finds that even with the 2010 health care reform law in place, individual and small group insurance premiums will continue to rise over the next several years.” AAF concludes, “There is now a [...]

2013-02-08T16:26:11-05:00A View|

Golden Eggs: Jobs

    The Keystone Pipeline: Dragging on for four years now a decision on the project will not be made any time soon, despite support by a majority in the US Senate where last week 53 members signed a letter urging President Obama to approve the project. Shovel ready jobs…..waiting, waiting…. The Purchasing managers index [...]

2013-02-05T20:54:41-05:00A View|
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