Economic Activity Expanded in April

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) April 2016 Manufacturing Report on Business Reports Economic Activity Expanded The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) issued its April 2016 Manufacturing Report on Business and reports economic activity expanded in April for the second consecutive month while the overall economy grew for the 83rd consecutive month. The April PMI [...]

2016-05-09T09:56:48-04:00A 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|

Economy Shows Growth

Led by declines in production related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index  or CFNAI decreased to +0.02 in December from +0.27 in November. The index’s 3 month moving average, CFNAI-MA3 edged up from -0.13 in November to -0.11 in December, its tenth consecutive reading below zero which suggests that growth in national economic activity [...]

2013-01-25T17:54:00-05:00A View|

Modest Optimism

Can you believe the gutless wonders we have as legislators? None of us opposes helping the people whose lives have been forever altered by Hurricane Sandy. We are Americans. That is what we do for our fellowmen (and women and children, lest I be politically incorrect) in times of need. What I do not like [...]

2013-01-18T16:59:02-05:00A View|
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