Proof in the Pudding

A few headlines from the Metals Service Center Institute North American Manufacturing Advocacy News 01/07/2013: “Last week we noted that the fiscal cliff deal reached by the U.S. Congress late on New Year’s Day would not do anything to address the country’s long-term budget problems or the complexity of the federal tax code. As analysis [...]

2013-01-11T18:41:22-05:00A View|

After the Cliff

Wishing you all a healthy, prosperous New Year! The "Cliff" ... have we fallen or have we risen? I'm looking up but do not see much daylight. I know my payroll taxes have risen by 2% this week. That is fine. The previous rate was 6.2% and was lowered by 30% to 4.2% during the [...]

2013-01-04T19:23:17-05:00A View|

Appreciation …

There was not much in the way of economic news this week, however, Dr. Ken Mayland, writing for the Precision Machined Products Association gave his take on some relevant numbers: "Durable goods orders from November rose 0.7%. This came atop a 1.1% October advance (revised higher). Increases in September October and now November, however, have [...]

2012-12-28T22:03:36-05:00A View|

Mixed Signals

Happy days ... today marks the first day of winter. We have not had any measurable snow in Cleveland yet this season, however, a strong storm is bearing down on us from the plains. It is likely we will get snow today and through the weekend. The good news is now the days will begin [...]

2012-12-21T21:52:42-05:00A View|
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