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Highest Inflation Rate Since February 1982

Highest Inflation Rate Since February 1982 With the highest inflation rate since February 1982, the Consumer Price Index increased 0.6 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis. Over the last 12 months, inflation has burned at a 7.5 percent rate before seasonal adjustment.  US Raw Steel Production Down from Prior Week In the week [...]

2022-03-29T15:20:10-04:00A View|

Texas Factory Activity Increased in January

Texas Factory Activity Increased in January Texas factory activity increased in January, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. While factory activity continued to increase in January, it was at a slower pace, per the executives responding to the survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, [...]

2022-02-07T16:31:36-05:00A View|

Led by Declines in Production-related Indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) Fell

Led by Declines in Production-related Indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) Fell in December Led by declines in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) fell to -0.15 in December from +0.44 in November. Two of the broad categories of indicators used to construct the index made negative contributions in December. [...]

2022-02-07T16:00:35-05:00A View|

Owners’ Expectations for Earnings Raise Small Business Optimism

Owners' Expectations for Earnings Raise Small Business Optimism Led by owners' expectations for earnings, economic conditions and staffing, seven of the Small Business Optimism Index 's 10 components increased during the month. The NFIB small Business Optimism Index edged 0.5 points higher in December, to 98.9. Staffing concerns and inflation remain the most pressing issues for [...]

2022-02-07T15:35:19-05:00A View|

US Drops Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

US Drops Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports US drops tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, according to a US Department of Commerce announcement on October 31. It will drop tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from the E.U. and replace them with a quota system to allow for some duty-free tax imports. In exchange, [...]

2021-12-03T13:50:23-05:00A View|
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