Consumer Confidence Increased Slightly in March

Consumer Confidence Increased Slightly in March Consumer confidence increased slightly in March, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, after a decrease in February. LEI Increased 1.9 Percent from September 2021 to March 2022 The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the US increased 0.3 percent in March, following a 0.6 percent increase [...]

2022-05-16T16:59:44-04:00A View|

February 2022 Manufacturing Outlook Survey Reports Continued Expansion

February 2022 Manufacturing Outlook Survey Reports Continued Expansion The February 2022 Manufacturing Outlook Survey reports continued expansion in manufacturing activity in the month according to firms responding to the survey put out by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. US Raw Steel Production Down from Previous Week In the week ending February 12, 2022, US raw [...]

2022-03-29T14:59:10-04:00A View|

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|

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 LEI Rose Again in September

US LEI Rose Again in September The US LEI rose again in September, though at a slower rate, suggesting the economy remains on a more moderate growth trajectory compared to the first half of the year,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director of Economic Research at the Conference Board. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) [...]

2021-12-03T13:17:08-05:00A View|
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