Consumer Confidence Hit Highest Level Since 2000

Consumer Confidence Hit Highest Level Since 2000 Consumer Confidence hit highest level since 2000. Only in eleven individual months since 1967 have we seen confidence higher than it is today. Nine of those months were in the year 2000. The other two were in 1999. This is the thin air of high peaks... The euphoria [...]

2018-10-02T13:13:36-04:00A View|

Chicago Business Barometer Highest Level Since January

Chicago Business Barometer Highest Level Since January The Chicago Business Barometer at highest level since January, rose to 64.1 in June. New orders were up for the second straight month while prices paid reached their highest level since May 2011. Lead times and backlogs also increased in June. Texas Factory Activity Continued in June The [...]

2018-07-04T19:05:58-04:00A View|

Consumer Spending Bounce Back in March

Consumer Spending Bounced Back In March After declining in both January and February, consumer spending bounced back solidly in March, rising 0.4 percent. Personal income rose slightly less, climbing 0.3 percent, causing the saving ratio to slip back to 3.1 percent. Wells Fargo Excerpts from a Wall Street Journal editorial (Business Carries the Economy) in [...]

2018-05-04T15:53:16-04:00A View|

Timken Steel Raised SBQ Prices

Timken Steel Raised SBQ Prices In a leading move, Timken Steel raised SBQ prices. The Canton, Ohio company raised its special bar quality (SBQ) product prices by $50-$150 per ton effective Wednesday March 28, 2018. This comes after SBQ mills in the USA slated base price increases effective with April 1 shipments. US producers raised SBQ [...]

2018-03-30T18:07:52-04:00A View|

Midwest Economy Index Increased in April

The Midwest Economy Index Increased to Highest Value Since June 2014 The Midwest Economy Index  increased in April to +0.70 from +0.61 in March, reaching its highest value since June 2014. What do the index numbers mean? A zero value for the MEI has been associated with the Midwest economy expanding at its historical trend [...]

2017-06-02T14:43:22-04:00A View|

Dow Crashed the 21,000 Level

The Dow Crashed the 21,000 Level Wednesday The Dow crashed the 21,000 level after soaring 197 points on Wednesday. Tell me again about the humming economy created by Obama, the super healthcare law created by Obama, the strategy of leading from behind, excessive regulations, higher taxes, doubling the national debt-on nothing. NO…this was wrong for America, [...]

2017-03-03T09:12:45-05:00A View|
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