Chicago Business Barometer Increased

MNI Chicago Business Barometer Increased to Highest Level Since January 2015 The MNI Chicago Business Barometer increased in April to its highest level since January 2015. Optimism among firms about business conditions rose for the third month in a row. The April Chicago report showcased another impressive month with firms reporting solid growth. Rising demand [...]

2017-04-28T18:30:13-04:00A View|

Consumer Confidence Increased

The Conference Board Index Shows Consumer Confidence Increased Sharply in March Consumer confidence increased sharply in March to its highest level since December 2000,” said Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at the Conference Board. “Consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market conditions improved considerably. Consumers also expressed much greater optimism regarding the short-term [...]

2017-03-31T15:58:11-04:00A View|

Manufacturing Activity for July Improved

Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity for July Improved The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond released its Fifth District Survey of Manufacturing Activity for July and reports manufacturing activity improved in the month. New orders and shipments increased this month while backlogs flattened. Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey for July Held Steady The Federal Reserve Bank [...]

2016-07-30T08:48:08-04:00A View|

Idle Ohio Rolling Mill Operations to Lay Off 200

Republic Steel to Idle Ohio Rolling Mill Operations Republic Steel has announced it will idle its Lorain, Ohio rolling mill operations, citing weak demand. Plans call for the remaining 200 employees to be laid off by the end of the first quarter in staggered moves. AMM A bearish tone has prevailed in annual special bar [...]

2016-01-08T11:45:29-05:00A View|

Overall Economy Grew for 75th Consecutive Month

The Institute for Supply Management August 2015 Manufacturing Report on Business: Economy Grew Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 32nd consecutive month and the overall economy grew for the 75th consecutive month, say the nations supply executives in the latest report. Issued by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, Chair of [...]

2015-09-05T09:47:40-04:00A View|
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