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The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), presented by RSM US LLP (“RSM”) in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, reached a record high for the second consecutive quarter, indicating middle market business leaders remain extremely... Read Story
June 21, 2017, 07:19 AM


The U.S. economic expansion continues unfettered, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®.  "Despite a significant amount of volatility in quarterly growth rates in the first half of the... Read Story
June 20, 2017, 07:07 AM


PayNet reports the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) increased for the third straight month to 120.1 in April 2017 from 118.7 in March 2017. Compared to March 2016 the CSBLI is up 1%. “This release was a shocker ” states William... Read Story
June 16, 2017, 07:00 AM


The April 2017 Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) dropped to 123.1, down 8% percent from 133.7 in March 2017. Compared to April 2016, the SBLI is down 5% which is the third consecutive year-over-year decline. “This report was... Read Story
June 02, 2017, 09:09 AM


The May economic report from the National Association of Credit Management indicates a down month, keeping in line with the overall economy and a roller coaster pattern to the year. According to the May report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from... Read Story
June 01, 2017, 07:10 AM


Business executives are taking a more conservative view of what had been bullish optimism about both the U.S. economy and prospects for their own companies earlier this year, according to the second-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls... Read Story
June 01, 2017, 07:06 AM


The vast majority of surveyed Americans believe manufacturing plays a vital role in safeguarding U.S. economic prosperity and maintaining their quality of life, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Perceptions Survey from Deloitte and The... Read Story
May 31, 2017, 07:06 AM


The inaugural MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index), found that nearly two-thirds of small business owners are expecting revenue growth and looking to hire despite harboring concerns about the health of the national economy.... Read Story
May 30, 2017, 07:30 AM


From the second quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results shows lender confidence on the U.S. economy in the long term continuing to deteriorate.The Q2 2017 survey continues the recent trend of lenders increasing... Read Story
May 24, 2017, 07:18 AM


Economic growth is expected to continue in the U.S. throughout the remainder of 2017, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2017 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2017 continue to be positive... Read Story
May 23, 2017, 07:18 AM


Optimism among business owners about the U.S. economy and the outlook for their own businesses has reached levels never-before seen in the 15-year history of the PNC Economic Outlook, a biannual telephone survey of small- and medium-sized business... Read Story
May 08, 2017, 07:05 AM


The March 2017 release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) continues to show small businesses cool towards real expansion as the Index increased just 4% to 134.0 from 128.9 in February 2017. The SBLI is down 1% from... Read Story
May 05, 2017, 07:03 AM


Business owners are more optimistic than any time in the eight year history of the U.S. Bank Small Business Annual Survey. Times are good and they're getting better, although there are still challenges ahead, according to the survey. Owners are... Read Story
May 02, 2017, 08:12 AM


Scores for the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) appear to have shaken off worrisome numbers from last month and settled on a generally upbeat tone, according to the National Association of Credit Management’s (NACM) April economic report.The combined... Read Story
May 01, 2017, 07:22 AM


Confidence in the U.S. economy among middle market companies has reached a new high in early 2017, according to the Q1 2017 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) released by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM). With nine in 10 middle market... Read Story
April 27, 2017, 07:20 AM


PayNet reports the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) fell 1% to 116.1 in February 2017 from 117.2 in January 2017. Compared to February 2016, the Index is down 7%.“While a down month for small businesses, at least we can see the... Read Story
April 21, 2017, 07:08 AM


The 12 Federal Reserve Banks issued the 2016 Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Employer Firms, which examines the results of an annual survey of business conditions and the credit environment faced by small business owners who have full- or... Read Story
April 12, 2017, 07:08 AM


Business optimism in the United States has surged to a record high of 80 percent, according to the latest Grant Thornton mid-market business survey, The International Business Report. This jump in optimism among mid-market decision-makers bodes well... Read Story
April 10, 2017, 07:13 AM


The results of a recent online survey conducted by Balboa Capital reveal small business owners are concerned about their ability to drive profits and secure growth capital, but are otherwise feeling optimistic about the future of their companies and... Read Story
April 06, 2017, 06:38 AM


The March economic report from the National Association of Credit Management shows scores still dominated by good numbers, but waning expectations maybe foreshadowing future results.The combined score dipped only slightly, from 55.4 to 54.3, despite... Read Story
April 03, 2017, 07:05 AM


PayNet conducted a recent study to project bank lending hot spots in 2017. According to the report, loan risk premiums should move up overall to reflect the higher projected default rates of 2.1% in 2017.  PayNet’s data shows 2017 lending strategy... Read Story
March 28, 2017, 07:05 AM


The new political landscape has injected unprecedented confidence into the middle market, with 70% of executives saying they expect the economy to improve over the next six months -- compared to just 37% who said the same at the end of 2016. That's... Read Story
March 22, 2017, 07:07 AM


Prospects for the American economy are looking up, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®. "Even without a dose of fiscal stimulus, economic growth appears set to accelerate to 2.2% from... Read Story
March 17, 2017, 07:19 AM


Small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since the start of the Great Recession, according to the latest findings from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted Feb. 6-10.In the quarterly small business survey, which... Read Story
March 14, 2017, 07:21 AM


A new survey from M&T Bank suggests that many middle market firms are looking forward to potential changes in economic policy under President Trump’s new administration and plan to increase capital spending this quarter as a result.According to the... Read Story
March 10, 2017, 07:18 AM


The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) Foundation released its quarterly forecast, U.S. Industrial Outlook: Glimmers of Light. The forecast shows positive signs of global economic stability. Low interest rates and the... Read Story
March 03, 2017, 07:10 AM


The January 2017 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) rose a solid 4% in January over the same time last year. The 8% fall in the Index versus December reflects the seasonality of small business investment... Read Story
March 01, 2017, 07:05 AM


According to the January report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the combined score changed only slightly, to 54 from 54.1 the previous month. The combined score for the favorable factors... Read Story
February 02, 2017, 07:15 AM


U.S. middle market companies reported an average revenue growth of 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, capping off a strong year of overall growth, according to the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM). Combined with steady job gains... Read Story
January 27, 2017, 07:11 AM


Deloitte’s fourth quarter (4Q 2016) CFO Signals survey, which opened the day after the election on Nov. 9, 2016, reveals that all eyes are on the next U.S. administration, with 73 percent of surveyed chief financial officers expecting less... Read Story
January 09, 2017, 07:03 AM


According to the December report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the combined score jumped from 52.9 to 54.1, the third-highest reading seen this year. The news was similarly positive in... Read Story
January 05, 2017, 07:13 AM


The November 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) increased 8% to 129.9 in November 2016 from 119.8 in October 2016. Compared to November 2015, the index is up 2%, the first year-over-year increase since... Read Story
January 04, 2017, 07:02 AM


Chief financial officers (CFOs) attending Deloitte’s 20th annual CFO Vision™ anticipate slow global economic growth and somewhat less—or no significant change to—international trade for the US, according to polling data obtained from a sampling of... Read Story
December 27, 2016, 07:12 AM


Business executives reported a strong surge in optimism about prospects for the U.S. economy over the coming year, according to the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) fourth quarter Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers... Read Story
December 19, 2016, 07:17 AM


The American economy is back on track, but, with new leadership in Washington, the band of uncertainty around the forecasts has widened, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®. "A lot has... Read Story
December 16, 2016, 07:14 AM


Economic growth in the United States will continue in 2017, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations are for a continuation of the economic recovery that began in... Read Story
December 12, 2016, 07:02 AM


Small business owners are the most optimistic they have been since January 2008, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted Nov. 11-17. In the quarterly small business survey, which measures the optimism of small... Read Story
December 09, 2016, 07:15 AM


According to the November report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the overall index score held close, albeit slightly lower (53.5 to 52.9), than it has been over the past few months.... Read Story
December 01, 2016, 07:02 AM


Results of the inaugural Global Business Monitor by Bibby Financial Services (BFS) found that U.S. business decision makers (BDMs) are markedly more optimistic about the current state of the domestic economy than that of the global economy. 49... Read Story
November 30, 2016, 07:13 AM


Mid-market executives are more confident about future growth and are actively pursuing multi-faceted growth strategies in the coming year. These are some of the observations from Jeff Kilrea, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Sponsor Finance, a... Read Story
November 30, 2016, 07:10 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 81st consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
November 07, 2016, 07:06 AM


The September 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, decreased to 128.9 in September from 132.8 in August. Compared to the September 2015, the SBLI is down 7%... Read Story
November 03, 2016, 07:10 AM


According to the October report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the numbers, though slightly lower, are an improvement over the last several months. “There was not the big jump seen in... Read Story
November 01, 2016, 07:06 AM


Middle-market executives remain generally optimistic about the strength of their businesses, with at least 80% foreseeing expansion and diversification over the next twelve months. Though a slight majority (55%) believes their local economy is strong... Read Story
October 27, 2016, 07:10 AM


PayNet, the premier provider of credit assessments on private companies reports the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) increased 4% to 123.2 in August 2016 from 118.8 in July 2016. That is the largest increase in the Index since... Read Story
October 19, 2016, 07:05 AM


Owners of small and mid-sized businesses are upbeat about the U.S. economy amid steady expectations for their sales and hiring during the next six months, according to the latest PNC Economic Outlook Survey findings. The fall findings of PNC's... Read Story
October 11, 2016, 07:00 AM


From the third quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results shows a shift on lenders outlook on the U.S. economy in both the near and long term.The 3Q 2016 survey results continue the trend towards more pessimism on longer... Read Story
October 10, 2016, 07:14 AM


Middle-market private companies in the Golub Capital Altman Index increased revenues by 4.62% and earnings (defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or "EBITDA") declined by 0.66% during the first two months of the... Read Story
October 10, 2016, 07:08 AM


The August 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased to 133.7 in August from 123.1 in July.This is the largest monthly increase in the SBLI since... Read Story
October 04, 2016, 07:02 AM


The September economic report from the National Association of Credit Management shows an improved combined overall score above 50.The September report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM)... Read Story
October 03, 2016, 07:08 AM


The American economy is doing better than the headlines suggest and should continue to add jobs at a steady pace, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®."Economic growth averaged just 1.0... Read Story
September 23, 2016, 07:14 AM


PayNet, the premier provider of risk management solutions and market insight to Canadian commercial lenders, reports the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) increased slightly from 118.4 in June 2016 to 118.7 in July 2016.  Compared... Read Story
September 22, 2016, 07:05 AM


The most important international markets and opportunities for U.S. middle market companies lie within the Americas, according to a new report from the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM). This finding, detailed in the NCMM's "Winning in the... Read Story
September 19, 2016, 07:14 AM


U.S. economic growth has long been dependent on the health of America’s 28 million small businesses. According to a new survey, these businesses are gearing up for growth by investing financially in their businesses. The Small Business Growth Survey... Read Story
September 13, 2016, 07:22 AM


The growth of U.S. middle market firms (companies between $10 million and $1 billion in revenues) is outpacing the national average, with an 87% increase in number of firms, a 103% surge in employment, and a 100% rise in revenue since 2011, according... Read Story
September 09, 2016, 07:09 AM


Buoyed by higher profit growth expectations, business executives are predicting an increase in corporate expansion for the coming year, according to the third quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers, chief... Read Story
September 02, 2016, 07:11 AM


The July 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, decreased to 121.5 in July from 139.2 in June. Compared to the same month one year ago, the SBLI is down 16%... Read Story
September 01, 2016, 07:03 AM


Balboa Capital released the results of its Q2 2016 small business owner survey, and they indicate that while fewer SBOs reported revenue increases, many of them are feeling optimistic about their companies. The online survey, which was sent to a... Read Story
August 18, 2016, 07:12 AM


PayNet reports that the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) decreased 3% to 113.9 in June 2016 from 117.7 in May 2016. Compared to June 2015, the Index is down 16%. “Canadian businesses are clearly feeling pressure from the economic... Read Story
August 17, 2016, 07:03 AM


The June 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased to 138.9 in June from 131.1 in May.  Although this illustrates the largest monthly increase in the... Read Story
August 04, 2016, 07:07 AM


Small businesses and middle market companies in the U.S. are in growth mode, according to the American Express Business Growth Pulse. The survey found that ninety-two percent of middle market firms ($10M -$1B in revenues) and eighty percent of small... Read Story
July 15, 2016, 07:17 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow a sluggish 0.9 percent in 2016, according to the Q3 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
July 11, 2016, 07:15 AM


The June economic report from NACM shows numbers still in the expansion zone, but at their weakest level for the calendar year.Amid returned deterioration in several industries, the June report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National... Read Story
July 05, 2016, 07:04 AM


The May 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, decreased in May 2016 for the third consecutive month to 128.6 from 129.5 in April 2016, a 1% decline. Compared... Read Story
July 01, 2016, 07:00 AM


The American economy is showing its resilience, bouncing back with gusto after a slow start to the year, according to a report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®. "Consumers burst out of the gates in the second... Read Story
June 27, 2016, 08:04 AM


PayNet reports the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) decreased 3% from 121.7 in March 2016 to 117.5 in April 2016. Compared to April 2015, the Index is down 12% and is at the lowest point in the Index since February 2013. “This... Read Story
June 15, 2016, 06:56 AM


Despite comprising only 1% of the total number of commercially active firms in the country, middle market companies have led national job growth over the past five years, employing nearly 53 million workers – more than double the number employed by... Read Story
June 02, 2016, 07:13 AM


The April 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, for the second consecutive month, decreased 5% to 129.0 in April 2016 from 135.1 in March 2016.  Compared to... Read Story
June 02, 2016, 07:04 AM


The reversal of the commodity super cycle continued to discourage capital spending and depress results for diversified industrials and capital goods manufacturers in first-quarter 2016, according to Fitch Ratings. End-markets such as mining, oil and... Read Story
May 11, 2016, 07:00 AM


The March 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, decreased from 138.9 in February 2016 to 135.3 in March 2016. Compared to the same month one year ago, the... Read Story
May 04, 2016, 07:00 AM


Less than one-half (net 46 percent) of U.S. businesses are optimistic about the future, according to the first quarter 2016 results of the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR). Figures throughout the world are more pessimistic, with... Read Story
April 18, 2016, 07:05 AM


Executives from middle market businesses and small businesses have positive expectations for the performance of their companies over the next 12 months, at 70 percent and 69 percent respectively, according to results from the 2016 JPMorgan Chase & Co... Read Story
April 13, 2016, 06:50 AM


The February 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased to 138.0 in February from 117.7 in January, a 17% increase.  Compared to the same month one year... Read Story
April 04, 2016, 07:11 AM


Nervous investors sent financial markets on a rollercoaster ride to start this year, but the story for the American economy has not changed over the past three months according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most... Read Story
March 25, 2016, 07:10 AM


According to the annual SunTrust Banks Business Pulse Survey, there is a significant shift in the growth strategies of middle-market and small businesses as they move forward with plans to fuel expansion in the next five years. Thirty-six percent of... Read Story
March 24, 2016, 07:03 AM


The January 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, registered 118.2, 13% lower than the revised December value of 135. Compared to one year ago, the index... Read Story
March 01, 2016, 07:15 AM


Small business owners expressed a level of optimism not seen in a year in the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted January 11-15, as the Index’s overall score rose to 67, a 13-point gain from November’s survey. The quarterly... Read Story
February 16, 2016, 07:17 AM


Balboa Capital released the results of its winter small business survey, and they indicate that a sizeable number of small business owners had a successful 2015 and think the United States economy met expectations. The survey, which was sent to a... Read Story
February 03, 2016, 07:15 AM


The burgeoning service economy is significantly outpacing more traditional industry sectors in its rate of business growth among middle market companies, according to the Middle Market Power Index: Exploring Generational Changes in Middle Market... Read Story
February 01, 2016, 07:10 AM


Showing a modest increase, January’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management has encouraging news for credit professionals.Despite market volatility, economic indicators such as the January report of the Credit Managers’... Read Story
February 01, 2016, 07:08 AM


Following a quarter of strong revenue growth, U.S. middle market companies reported stable growth to close 2015, even as rate of increase in employment flattened and confidence in the economy fell. These findings headline the National Center for the... Read Story
January 28, 2016, 07:15 AM


After months of staying on a volatile roller coaster ride, December’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management eased slightly upward, finishing the year at 52.8 from 52.6. Showing only minor improvement, the December report... Read Story
January 04, 2016, 07:18 AM


Higher interest rates will not upend growth, but reflect the underlying strength of the U.S. economy according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank."With domestic spending and job creation running well above trend, the... Read Story
December 18, 2015, 07:09 AM


The Federal Reserve issued the following press release on December 16, 2015:Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace. Household spending and... Read Story
December 17, 2015, 07:06 AM


PayNet, the premier provider of risk management solutions and market insight to the Canadian Commercial Finance Industry reports that the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) shows originations increasing to 140.8 in October 2015 from... Read Story
December 15, 2015, 07:04 AM


After reaching a seven-year high in January, small business owners are feeling less optimistic today than they were a year ago, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted November 9-13. In the quarterly small business... Read Story
December 10, 2015, 07:00 AM


Business executives have sharply reined in expectations for profit and revenue in the coming year, with anticipated growth for those two key performance indicators now at their lowest ebb since the end of 2012, according to the fourth quarter AICPA... Read Story
December 07, 2015, 07:05 AM


The October 2015 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, decreased 5% to 131.7 compared to September while the September value had been restated from 140.4 to 137.9... Read Story
December 02, 2015, 07:00 AM


Both the manufacturing and service sectors experienced a decline this month, according to the November report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM). The combined CMI index dropped more than a... Read Story
December 01, 2015, 07:05 AM


A new survey from TD Bank reveals chief financial officers (CFOs) plan to significantly increase their company's capital spending in 2016, as the economic outlook remains positive despite forecasts of an interest rate increase and uncertainty in... Read Story
November 17, 2015, 07:05 AM


Optimism for the nation’s economic outlook among U.S. business leaders rose 20 percentage points in third quarter 2015 to a net balance of 74 percent, marking only the second time since 2004 it had eclipsed net 70 percent, according to data from the... Read Story
November 06, 2015, 07:08 AM


The September 2015 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 4% to 140.4 compared to the prior month.  The August value had been restated from 136.1 to... Read Story
November 03, 2015, 06:58 AM


October’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management took a positive turn from last month’s reading of 52.9, increasing to 53.9.    Emerging from the downward trend of the last two months, the October report of the Credit... Read Story
November 02, 2015, 07:06 AM


Despite the explosion of big data throughout Corporate America, middle market executives are judging the state of the economy based on personal experience and observation more than economic indicators. Approximately three in five executives say the... Read Story
October 30, 2015, 07:12 AM


U.S. middle market companies continue to report strong revenue growth and confidence in the domestic economy, even as their level of comfort in the global economy and attitude toward investing in their business diminishes amid slowdowns in... Read Story
October 29, 2015, 07:08 AM


The August 2015 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, decreased 6% to 136.1 compared to the prior month.  July’s value had been restated from 145.2 to 144.1. On a... Read Story
October 01, 2015, 07:05 AM


Slowing activity in China and other emerging market economies will be a headwind to growth over the next year, but the U.S. economy is in good shape to weather the storm, according to a report released today by TD Economics (www.td.com/economics), an... Read Story
September 22, 2015, 07:02 AM


Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Household spending and business fixed investment have been increasing moderately, and the housing sector has... Read Story
September 18, 2015, 07:08 AM


PayNet is expanding its economic indicators to measure the Canadian small business economy.PayNet maintains the richest and largest collection of small business loans and leases to provide insight proven to accelerate credit decisioning and reduce... Read Story
September 15, 2015, 07:04 AM


The July 2015 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, is 145.2.  June’s value had been restated from 143.3 to 146.4. On a year-over-year basis, the SBLI is up 13%... Read Story
September 02, 2015, 07:05 AM


The positive beacon of light in July was extinguished this month as the August report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) showed a nearly two-point drop in the combined score—slipping from... Read Story
September 01, 2015, 07:04 AM


A number of factors have challenged economic growth in 2015, among them a second straight severe winter, the West Coast port strike, a strong dollar and collapse of oil prices, but assuming the first two were anomalies, there should be marginal... Read Story
August 28, 2015, 07:07 AM


The June data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 9% from 131.0 in May 2015 to 143.3 in June 2015, reaching a new high.  Compared to the same month one... Read Story
August 05, 2015, 07:00 AM


The July report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) reflected a positive recovery to 56—higher than any monthly reading since last October. “Think about that for a moment—[that’s] as high as... Read Story
August 03, 2015, 07:23 AM


For the second quarter in a row, middle market executives say that middle market corporate growth continues to moderate, suggesting that the business cycle remains steady following a period of robust growth in 2014. Some 66 percent of middle-market... Read Story
July 31, 2015, 07:17 AM


The majority of private companies have voiced optimism about the U.S. economy for nine  consecutive quarters, with 70 percent currently expressing a positive outlook – up from 59 percent in 2Q 2014. This sustained level of confidence is resulting in... Read Story
July 31, 2015, 07:00 AM


A mid-year survey conducted by small business loan provider and equipment financing company Balboa Capital reveals that business owners believe the United States economy is on the right track and will perform well during the remaining months of 2015.... Read Story
July 23, 2015, 06:08 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 30th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 73rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.The... Read Story
July 02, 2015, 07:05 AM


The May data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, decreased 8% from 140 in April 2015 to 128.5 in May 2015, as small businesses paused investing activities after... Read Story
July 02, 2015, 07:03 AM


June’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management finds yet another reversal of fortune, with the combined index sliding to 53.4 from 54.1.  The June report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of... Read Story
July 01, 2015, 06:52 AM


The economy stumbled early this year, but found its footing in the spring and appears to finally be hitting its stride according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank."The winter chill is definitely gone and the economy... Read Story
June 22, 2015, 07:05 AM


Several factors have emerged to temper the manufacturing production forecast for 2015 but a rebound is anticipated for 2016, according to the MAPI Foundation's U.S. Industrial Outlook, a quarterly report that analyzes 27 major industries. The MAPI... Read Story
June 15, 2015, 07:26 AM


The April data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 8% from 130.5 in March 2015 to 141.5 in April 2015, reaching an all-time maximum value. Compared to the... Read Story
June 02, 2015, 07:04 AM


Small and mid-size businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and access to capital is the fuel that lets them thrive. A unique survey, co-authored by the Milken Institute's Center for Financial Markets (CFM) and the National Center for the... Read Story
May 15, 2015, 06:43 AM


Small business optimism is at an all-time high since the Great Recession, according to the 2015 Capital One Small Business Confidence Score, an analysis of small business sentiment data collected by the Spark Business Barometer since 2009. The Spark... Read Story
May 06, 2015, 07:00 AM


The March data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 2% from February to 129.6 in March 2015. This also reflects a 12% increase versus March 2014.GDP... Read Story
May 05, 2015, 07:00 AM


The April report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) improved by a fraction and rose to 53.9, comfortably above contraction territory. “It would appear that a collapsed energy sector, winter... Read Story
May 04, 2015, 07:00 AM


Following a year of consistently accelerating revenue and employment growth for middle market firms, growth appears to be slowing and stabilizing in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Center for the Middle Market’s Q1 2015 Middle... Read Story
April 23, 2015, 07:00 AM


The March report of the Credit Managers' Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) fell further this month indicating that some serious financial stress is manifesting in the data."We now know that the readings of last... Read Story
April 01, 2015, 07:13 AM


The February release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 7% over February 2014.  The SBLI decreased 3% from 122.4 in January 2015 to 119.2 in February 2015. “While... Read Story
March 31, 2015, 06:49 AM


The January 2015 release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 3% to 120.9 compared to 117.4 a year ago but decreased 9% from 133.4 the prior month. The restated... Read Story
March 03, 2015, 07:05 AM


For the last month or so, there has been a lot to worry about and this has stripped a good bit of confidence from those that assess the economy on a regular basis. Not all the news is bad, however. There have been some palpable improvements in the... Read Story
March 02, 2015, 07:09 AM


Small business owners handed out significantly higher scores when asked about the health of the economy and their potential for economic growth than they did six months ago, according to the Bank of America/CFI Group Small Business Forecast released... Read Story
February 25, 2015, 06:51 AM


The December release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 6% to 129.8 compared to 122.6 in December 2013. This reflects a 10% increase from 117.6 in November 2014... Read Story
February 03, 2015, 07:16 AM


The January Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) appears to have has joined the ranks of the cautiously optimistic. The CMI had been sounding warnings like some kind of credit prophet as it trended... Read Story
January 30, 2015, 07:00 AM


The November release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 1% compared to November 2013. The SBLI decreased 11% from 129.7 in October 2014 to 116.0 in November 2014... Read Story
January 06, 2015, 06:47 AM


America's economy is gaining steam and lower oil and gasoline prices are adding fuel to the fire according to a report released today by TD Economics (www.td.com/economics), an affiliate of TD Bank. "The fall in energy prices could hardly have come... Read Story
December 18, 2014, 07:05 AM


Economic growth in the United States will continue in 2015, say the nation’s purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations are for a continuation of the economic recovery that began in... Read Story
December 11, 2014, 07:15 AM


The December 2014 National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Outlook presents the consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 48 professional forecasters. The survey, covering the outlook for 2014 and 2015, was conducted November... Read Story
December 09, 2014, 07:00 AM


The October release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 12% compared to October 2013. The SBLI Increased 4% from 127.1 in September 2014 to 131.8 in October 2014... Read Story
December 02, 2014, 07:06 AM


Expectations for the rest of the year change with a drop in the the National Association of Credit Management's economic report for November. October's improvement now seen as an anomaly, which leaves growing concerns for continued growth.The data... Read Story
December 01, 2014, 07:00 AM


Strong growth in jobs plus replacement demand for equipment from businesses will provide a stable base for overall economic growth, according to a new report.The MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity... Read Story
November 25, 2014, 07:00 AM


The September release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, increased 14% compared to September 2013. The SBLI Increased 6% from 118.5 in August 2014 to 125.4 in September... Read Story
November 03, 2014, 07:01 AM


TD Economics announced the release of a special report detailing how equipment financing and investment is expected to accelerate over the next year and a half, due to improving cyclical and structural factors - "The Lost Years: U.S. Business... Read Story
October 24, 2014, 07:00 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On... Read Story
October 03, 2014, 06:40 AM


The August release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, declined 1% compared to August 2013. The SBLI decreased 10% from 127.5 in July 2014 to 114.5 in August 2014 signaling... Read Story
October 01, 2014, 06:35 AM


The American economy is showing renewed vigor and is poised for a pickup in growth, according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank.."Job growth is gaining speed and confidence is rising," says TD Chief Economist, Craig... Read Story
September 26, 2014, 07:07 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $54.5 billion or 18.2 percent to $245.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down following two consecutive monthly increases, followed a 22.5 percent July... Read Story
September 26, 2014, 07:00 AM


The outlook for the U.S. economy is for steady growth but there is little expectation for a significant upward trajectory, according to a new report.The MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and... Read Story
August 27, 2014, 07:11 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest  The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb... Read Story
August 04, 2014, 07:04 AM


The June release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which anticipates leading economic indicators and GDP, increased 15% over June 2013. Although the June Index fell 4% to 120.6 versus May, it marks the fourth... Read Story
August 04, 2014, 07:00 AM


All twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity continued to expand since the previous report. The pace of economic growth was characterized as moderate in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco, while the... Read Story
July 17, 2014, 06:50 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The... Read Story
July 07, 2014, 06:40 AM


Economic growth stumbled in the first three months of this year, but bounced back in the spring and will maintain momentum over the remainder of 2014, according to a report released today by TD Economics."Despite the setback to the broader economy in... Read Story
June 24, 2014, 06:00 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in May for the 52nd consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued by Anthony Nieves, CPSM, C... Read Story
June 06, 2014, 06:28 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in April increased $1.9 billion or 0.8 percent to $239.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up three consecutive months, followed a 3.6 percent March increase. Excluding transportation... Read Story
May 29, 2014, 06:05 AM


Commercial borrowing by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada moderated in Q1 2014 but was still above the Q1 2013. The Canadian Business Lending Index (CBLI) which measures the volume of new commercial loans and leases to small businesses... Read Story
May 16, 2014, 06:00 AM


Economic growth is expected to continue in the United States throughout the remainder of 2014, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder of 2014 continue to be... Read Story
May 07, 2014, 06:55 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 11th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 59th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The... Read Story
May 05, 2014, 06:45 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during March 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $942.5 billion, 0.2 percent (±1.3%)* above the revised February estimate of $940.8... Read Story
May 02, 2014, 06:40 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) improved slightly in April, rising from 55.5 to 56. The index has yet to rebound to where it was in January, but importantly is still firmly in the mid-50s and... Read Story
May 01, 2014, 06:15 AM


The latest data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which has proven to be a leading indicator of GDP between 2-5 months, shows small business investment activity continues to grow at a faster pace. The SBLI... Read Story
April 30, 2014, 06:55 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in March for the 50th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
April 04, 2014, 06:55 AM


The National Association of Credit Management’s monthly economic report showed the effects of a continued harsh winter. An improvement in amount of credit extended tempered by a decline in the number of companies applying for credit indicates a... Read Story
April 02, 2014, 06:58 AM


The latest data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which has proven to be a leading indicator of GDP between 2-5 months, shows small business investment activity growing at a slower pace. The SBLI registered... Read Story
April 01, 2014, 06:21 AM


According to a report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, snowstorms and freezing temperatures slowed the economy at the start of this year, but spring has just arrived and with it will come brighter prospects for growth. "Economic momentum in... Read Story
March 24, 2014, 06:57 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the ninth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 57th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On... Read Story
March 04, 2014, 06:43 AM


Small Business Economy Continues With Investment and High Credit Quality The latest data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which has proven to be a leading indicator of the GDP between 2-5 months, shows small... Read Story
March 03, 2014, 07:02 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in January for the 48th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
February 10, 2014, 06:30 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in December decreased $10.3 billion or 4.3 percent to $229.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down two of the last three months, followed a 2.6 percent November increase.... Read Story
January 29, 2014, 06:00 AM


The January 2014 National Association for Business Economics Industry Survey report presents the responses of 64 NABE members to a survey conducted between December 19, 2013, and January 6, 2014, on business conditions in their firms or industries... Read Story
January 27, 2014, 06:58 AM


Small-business optimism ended the year slightly up from November at 93.9, but below the previous 3 mid-year readings of over 94 and 6 points below the pre-recession average, according to the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB’s)... Read Story
January 17, 2014, 06:59 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in December for the 48th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
January 08, 2014, 06:46 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the seventh consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 55th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On... Read Story
January 03, 2014, 06:50 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during November 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $934.4 billion, 1.0 percent (±1.6%) above the revised October estimate of $925.1... Read Story
January 03, 2014, 06:45 AM


The latest results of small business trends prepared by PayNet registers another increase for small business investment. At the same time, small businesses exhibited a slight  increase in delinquent payment of loans and leases. The Thomson... Read Story
January 02, 2014, 07:03 AM


The combined December Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), published by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) fell dramatically from 57.1 to 55.6, erasing most of the gains made in the last few months and taking the CMI back to levels not... Read Story
December 31, 2013, 07:00 AM


A rising tide of positive factors bodes well for a rebound in the manufacturing sector, according to the quarterly Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation U.S. Industrial Outlook, a report that analyzes 27 major... Read Story
December 23, 2013, 07:02 AM


Bank of the West Chief Economist Sees U.S. Consumer Finally Driving RecoveryFor the first time in more than six years consumer spending will lead U.S. economic growth as we enter 2014, Bank of the West Chief Economist Scott Anderson, PhD, said during... Read Story
December 19, 2013, 07:07 AM


According to a Federal Reserve press release, "Beginning in January, the Committee will add to its holdings of agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $35 billion per month rather than $40 billion per month, and will add to its holdings of... Read Story
December 19, 2013, 07:00 AM


After a year that started with a fiscal cliff and ended with the first bipartisan budget deal in years, diminishing fiscal drag should give way to faster economic growth over the next two years, according to a new report by TD Economics."Despite the... Read Story
December 17, 2013, 07:06 AM


Economic growth in the United States will continue in 2014, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations are for a continuation of the economic recovery that began in... Read Story
December 12, 2013, 06:52 AM


The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) released its December 2013 Outlook, a consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 51 professional forecasters. The survey, covering the outlook for 2013 and 2014, was conducted November... Read Story
December 11, 2013, 07:00 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in November for the 47th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Anthony... Read Story
December 09, 2013, 06:30 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the sixth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 54th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On... Read Story
December 06, 2013, 06:37 AM


The latest results of small business investment trends released by PayNet signal a very positive sign for the economy with solid expansion at low risk for the next few months. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) increased... Read Story
December 03, 2013, 06:59 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during October 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $908.4 billion, 0.8 percent (±1.8%) above the September estimate of $901.2 billion.... Read Story
December 03, 2013, 06:50 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), published by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), increased to 57.1 in November, registering its highest reading since the beginning of the recession in 2008.Building on the optimism from October’s... Read Story
December 02, 2013, 07:24 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in October decreased $4.6 billion or 2.0 percent to $230.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down following two consecutive monthly increases, followed a 4.1 percent September increase... Read Story
December 02, 2013, 06:30 AM


Small business owners are seeking loans at a feverish pace in hopes to seize growth opportunities as the 2013 holiday season kicks off, according to the October Small Business Lending Demand Index released by Direct Capital, a leading national small... Read Story
November 14, 2013, 07:14 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 53rd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The... Read Story
November 06, 2013, 06:55 AM


The National Association of Credit Management’s CMI managed to improve in October from 56.6 to 56.7. Though the service sector faltered, driven by the hit in retail delivered by the government shutdown, the manufacturing sector seemed to shrug off... Read Story
November 01, 2013, 07:00 AM


Mid-sized firms are on track to add more than 1.25 million jobs in 2013, which would account for 7 out of every 10 new jobs created this year. In addition, the nearly 200,000 companies representing the U.S. middle market grew revenue at 5.5% over the... Read Story
October 31, 2013, 06:59 AM


The September release of small business investment trends prepared by PayNet illustrates the small business economy is experiencing unspectacular but steady expansion. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) decreased 6% to 109... Read Story
October 29, 2013, 06:55 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $8.2 billion or 3.7% to $233.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up five of the last six months, followed a 0.2% August increase. Excluding transportation, new... Read Story
October 28, 2013, 07:04 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during August 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $915.1 billion, 0.6 percent (±2.1%) above the revised July estimate of $909.4 billion.... Read Story
October 23, 2013, 06:40 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 52nd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On... Read Story
October 02, 2013, 07:04 AM


Industry data from Sageworks show that residential builders and remodelers make up one of the fastest-growing groups of privately held companies in the U.S. Privately held building construction companies had average sales growth of 17.5 percent for... Read Story
October 02, 2013, 07:01 AM


September's growth in the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) was driven primarily by increases in the index's unfavorable factors, all of which registered improvements and some by substantial... Read Story
October 01, 2013, 07:01 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in August increased $0.3 billion or 0.1 percent to $224.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up four of the last five months, followed an 8.1 percent July decrease. Excluding... Read Story
September 27, 2013, 06:39 AM


The recovery in the economy will continue to show improvement over the next year, despite the recent rise in interest rates, according to a new report by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank."The U.S. economy has... Read Story
September 26, 2013, 06:55 AM


“The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) panel forecasts a gradual acceleration in economic expansion, from a 2.3% rate of growth in inflation-adjusted gross domestic product in the third quarter of 2013 to 3.0% in the spring through... Read Story
September 25, 2013, 07:01 AM


Sageworks released their latest Private Company Report on September 23rd, a quarterly update on the health and state of privately held U.S. companies.     Preliminary estimates show that privately held companies are growing sales at an annual rate of... Read Story
September 25, 2013, 07:00 AM


PayNet, a firm that provides risk management solutions and market insight to the Canadian Commercial Finance Industry reports strong investment by privately-held Canadian businesses. The Canadian Business Lending Index (CBLI) which measures the... Read Story
September 19, 2013, 07:01 AM


Small-business optimism remained flat in August, dropping 0.1 points from July for a final reading of 94.0. While the total reading showed essentially no change over the month prior, a look at the individual indicators reveals incongruent details.... Read Story
September 11, 2013, 06:42 AM


After a slow first half of 2013, expectations are for the U.S. economy to gradually return to moderate growth in the second half and through 2014, according to a new forecast. The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)... Read Story
September 09, 2013, 07:10 AM


PayNet's latest analysis of small business investment bodes well for economic growth. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) increased 11% in July to 117.7, the highest level since August 2007. The Index, which measures the... Read Story
September 04, 2013, 07:01 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during July 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $900.8 billion, 0.6 percent (±2.0%) above the revised June estimate of $895.7 billion.... Read Story
September 04, 2013, 07:00 AM


Orders for durable goods (items meant to last at least three years) declined sharply in July as demand for commercial aircraft declined and overall businesses spent less on computers other equipment.According to the Commerce Department report, orders... Read Story
August 27, 2013, 07:00 AM


Small business optimism is the highest it has been since third quarter 2008, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index conducted July 22-26. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index improved 9 points since second quarter and... Read Story
August 21, 2013, 07:03 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in July for the 43rd consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
August 06, 2013, 06:55 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the second consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 50th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The... Read Story
August 02, 2013, 07:01 AM


PayNet’s latest analysis of small business investment points to modest growth in the coming months. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index  decreased to 104.8 in June from a revised 113.7 in May. The Index, which measures the amount... Read Story
August 02, 2013, 07:00 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during June 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $883.9 billion, 0.6 percent (±2.1%) below the revised May estimate of $889.4 billion. The... Read Story
August 02, 2013, 06:55 AM


The National Association of Credit Management’s (NACM’s) Credit Managers' Index (CMI) fell from its June high of 56.1 to 55.5 in July, led by a sharp decline in collections.The "dollar collections" category moved from 59.3 to 57.5, taking the... Read Story
August 01, 2013, 07:00 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $9.9 billion or 4.2 percent to $244.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up four of the last five months, followed a 5.2 percent May increase and was at the... Read Story
July 26, 2013, 07:00 AM


Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicate that overall economic activity continued to increase at a modest to moderate pace since the previous survey. Manufacturing expanded in most Districts since the previous report, with many... Read Story
July 18, 2013, 06:56 AM


Reuters reported that U.S industrial production rose slightly more than expected in June as manufacturing output picked up speed. According to the report, output at the nation's factories, mines and utilities rose 0.3 percent in June after an... Read Story
July 17, 2013, 06:30 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during May 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $874.9 billion, 0.5 percent (±1.6%) above the revised April estimate of $870.3 billion.... Read Story
July 02, 2013, 07:04 AM


After stepping backward in the first quarter, small business investment jumped forward in the last two months. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index increased to 115.1 in May, 2013 from a revised 108.1 in April, 2013 The index... Read Story
July 02, 2013, 07:02 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June following one month of contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 49th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The... Read Story
July 02, 2013, 06:41 AM


The June Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) confirms that the significant growth reported in May was genuine. The June CMI reached 56.1—not as dramatic a jump as last month, but still trending in... Read Story
July 01, 2013, 06:59 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in May increased $8.0 billion or 3.6 percent to $231.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up three of the last four months, followed a 3.6 percent April increase. Excluding... Read Story
June 26, 2013, 07:04 AM


Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions have shown further improvement in recent months, on balance, but the unemployment... Read Story
June 20, 2013, 06:57 AM


Buoyed by rising home prices, American households will drive U.S. economic growth forward according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank."The outlook for the economy is characterized by the increasing resiliency and... Read Story
June 19, 2013, 06:59 AM


Reuters reported that commercial borrowing by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada climbed in the first quarter, driven by robust domestic and global demand, according to the latest PayNet survey.PayNet, which tracks commercial financing for... Read Story
May 29, 2013, 06:57 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in April for the 40th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves, C... Read Story
May 06, 2013, 07:00 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during March 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $856.7 billion, 1.7 percent (±1.5%) below the revised February estimate of $871.2... Read Story
May 03, 2013, 06:57 AM


The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index decreased to 98.5 in March from a revised 105.4 in February. The index, which measures the amount of new commercial loans and leases granted to small businesses, and therefore their investment... Read Story
May 02, 2013, 07:09 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 47th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The... Read Story
May 02, 2013, 07:05 AM


The National Association of Credit Management’s CMI for April 2013 reports more companies feeling the stress of the slow economy, not meeting payment terms. The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM)... Read Story
April 30, 2013, 07:09 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in March decreased $13.1 billion or 5.7 percent to $216.3 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This decrease, down two of the last three months, followed a 4.3 percent February increase. Excluding... Read Story
April 25, 2013, 06:00 AM


According to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest overall economic activity expanded at a moderate pace during the reporting period from late February to early April. Activity in the Cleveland... Read Story
April 18, 2013, 06:06 AM


TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, released a special report today indicating that recovery in the housing market augers for continued improvement in U.S. commercial real estate over the next two years.Despite challenges – including gradually... Read Story
April 10, 2013, 07:10 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in March for the 39th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued  by Anthony Nieves, C.P.M.... Read Story
April 04, 2013, 07:04 AM


Reuters reported small U.S. businesses cut back on borrowing in February for a second straight month, indicating slower growth ahead.According to the Reuters report, the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall... Read Story
April 02, 2013, 07:09 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the fourth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 46th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The... Read Story
April 02, 2013, 07:08 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during February 2013 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $885.1 billion, 1.2 percent (±1.5%) above the revised January estimate of $874.8... Read Story
April 02, 2013, 06:18 AM


The March Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) fell slightly from 54.9 to 54.2, with both favorable and unfavorable factor indexes dipping by roughly equal amounts. Some individual showed significant... Read Story
April 01, 2013, 07:00 AM


Bloomberg reported the U.S. economy grew at a faster pace than previously estimated in the fourth quarter, reflecting a bigger gain in business spending.According to the report, GDP rose at a 0.4% annual rate, up from a 0.1% prior estimate and... Read Story
March 29, 2013, 07:11 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in February increased $12.4 billion or 5.7 percent to $232.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up five of the last six months, followed a 3.8 percent January decrease. Excluding... Read Story
March 27, 2013, 07:00 AM


Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity generally expanded at a modest to moderate pace since the previous Beige Book. Five Districts reported that economic growth was moderate in January and early February... Read Story
March 07, 2013, 07:16 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in February for the 38th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Anthony... Read Story
March 06, 2013, 07:29 AM


The Thomson Reuters PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) fell to 113 in January from a revised 115 in December. The index has been basically flat for the past year after growing 20% in 2010 and 16% in 2011.This latest report confirms the... Read Story
March 05, 2013, 07:15 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the third consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 45th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.... Read Story
March 04, 2013, 07:15 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in January decreased $11.8 billion or 5.2 percent to $217.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down following four consecutive monthly increases, followed a 3.7 percent December... Read Story
February 28, 2013, 07:05 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in January for the 37th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
February 06, 2013, 06:38 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during December 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $885.0 billion, 0.9 percent (±1.6%) above the revised November estimate of $876.9... Read Story
February 05, 2013, 07:00 AM


Reuters reported that borrowing by small U.S. businesses rose marginally in December, reporting a small gain for the entire year.  According to the Reuters report, the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall... Read Story
February 04, 2013, 07:32 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the second consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 44th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.... Read Story
February 04, 2013, 07:30 AM


The shift in the January Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) was very minor, falling from 54.9 to 54.6. On closer examination there was a lot going on, reflecting that the economy is essentially in a transition mode again. The last time this kind of variety... Read Story
February 01, 2013, 07:00 AM


Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity has expanded since the previous Beige Book report, with all twelve Districts characterizing the pace of growth as either modest or moderate. Since the previous Beige... Read Story
January 17, 2013, 07:05 AM


New orders for manufactured goods in November, up four of the last five months, increased $0.2 billion to $477.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This followed a 0.8 percent October increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased... Read Story
January 07, 2013, 07:40 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in December for the 36th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
January 07, 2013, 07:15 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during November 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $866.0 billion, 0.3 percent (±1.6%) below the revised October estimate of $868.2... Read Story
January 04, 2013, 07:24 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December, following one month of contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 43rd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business... Read Story
January 03, 2013, 07:58 AM


The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which has proven to be a leading indicator of the GDP between 2-5 months, takes the pulse of the U.S. Small Business economy. The SBLI for November stands at 108.3, which is essentially... Read Story
January 02, 2013, 07:27 AM


Reuters reported commercial borrowing by Canadian companies hit the highest level in the third quarter since early 2009, a PayNet survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting businesses played an outsized role in supporting the economy ad growth... Read Story
December 13, 2012, 07:30 AM


Economic growth in the United States will continue in 2013, say the nation's purchasing and supply management executives in their December 2012 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations are for a continuation of the economic recovery that began in... Read Story
December 12, 2012, 07:34 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in November for the 35th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The NMI registered 54.7 percent in November, 0... Read Story
December 06, 2012, 06:00 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during October 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $872.1 billion, 1.4 percent above the revised September estimate of $860.4... Read Story
December 04, 2012, 07:14 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in November following two months of modest expansion, while the overall economy grew for the 42nd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On... Read Story
December 04, 2012, 07:12 AM


The National Association of Credit Management (NACM), a leading resource for credit and financial management information, education, products and services designed to improve the management of business credit and accounts receivable announced the... Read Story
November 30, 2012, 07:00 AM


Economic activity expanded at a measured pace in recent weeks, according to reports from contacts in the twelve Federal Reserve Districts. Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco grew at a modest pace, while St.... Read Story
November 29, 2012, 07:31 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in October increased slightly to $216.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up five of the last six months, followed a 9.2 percent September increase. Excluding transportation, new... Read Story
November 28, 2012, 07:28 AM


The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2 percent in September from August, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight... Read Story
November 19, 2012, 06:33 AM


The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.3 in October to 93.1; the slight uptick in the reading did not seem to indicate a dramatic shift in owner sentiment over the course of the month. The survey... Read Story
November 13, 2012, 07:19 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in October for the 34th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
November 06, 2012, 07:19 AM


The National Association of Credit Management’s (NACM) economic report for October 2012 fell almost a full point largely on poor performances from sales and collections numbers. More payments are beyond terms as well, indicating companies are... Read Story
November 02, 2012, 07:13 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during September 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $851.6 billion, 0.6 percent (±2.1%) above the revised August estimate of... Read Story
November 02, 2012, 07:01 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the second consecutive month following three months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 41st consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the... Read Story
November 02, 2012, 06:51 AM


Reuters reported that lending to small U.S. businesses plunged in September to the lowest level in 14 months. According to the report, the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to small... Read Story
November 01, 2012, 08:00 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $19.6 billion or 9.9% to $218.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up four of the last five months, followed a 13.1% August decrease. Excluding transportation... Read Story
October 26, 2012, 06:52 AM


Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace in recent months.  Growth in employment has been slow, and the unemployment rate remains elevated... Read Story
October 25, 2012, 07:37 AM


According to the October 10, 2012 Beige Book Report, twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that economic activity generally expanded modestly since the last report. Conditions in the manufacturing sector were mixed but, on balance, somewhat... Read Story
October 11, 2012, 07:52 AM


September was another month of low expectations and pessimism for the small-business community, with the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index losing 0.1 points and falling to 92.8. The recession-level reading was pulled down by a deterioration in labor... Read Story
October 09, 2012, 07:04 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in September for the 33rd consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
October 04, 2012, 07:40 AM


Reuters reported that lending to small U.S. businesses rose in August for a second straight month providing a sign the economy may have been regaining its footing even before the U.S. central bank's latest round of stimulus. According to the report... Read Story
October 02, 2012, 07:51 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction, and the overall economy grew for the 40th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing... Read Story
October 02, 2012, 07:23 AM


The National Association of Credit Management said the Credit Managers’ Index showed a nice recovery in August when the combined index number moved from 53.4 to 55.8, showing better overall performance than earlier in the year. The 55.8 was higher... Read Story
October 01, 2012, 07:22 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $30.1 billion or 13.2 percent to $198.5 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  This decrease, down following three consecutive monthly increases, was the largest decrease since... Read Story
September 28, 2012, 06:47 AM


U.S. industrial activity hit a speed bump in the second quarter of 2012 and stall speed growth may delay the transition from modest to moderate growth until the second half of 2014, according to the quarterly Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity... Read Story
September 20, 2012, 07:51 AM


The U.S. economy is on the right track to faster growth, but obstacles will slow progress over the next year, according to a report released today by TD Economics , an affiliate of TD Bank. "The U.S. economy is healing from the scars of the Great... Read Story
September 19, 2012, 07:18 AM


The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1 percent in July from June, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' (BTS) Freight... Read Story
September 17, 2012, 07:09 AM


An article on Bloomberg notes Ben S. Bernanke pledged for the first time that the Federal Reserve will buy bonds until the economy gets closer to his goals, signaling the battle against unemployment eclipses any concerns about inflation for now.The... Read Story
September 14, 2012, 06:58 AM


PayNet, a firm that provides risk management tools and market insight to the Canadian Commercial Finance Industry, reports Canadian private companies have finally returned to levels last achieved in 2007 before the Great Recession.The Canadian... Read Story
September 12, 2012, 07:07 AM


July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $449.69 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 2.3% from June and down 10.5% when... Read Story
September 11, 2012, 07:28 AM


In spite of a disappointing jobs report, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index gained 1.7 points, rising to 92.9, in the month of August. The Index showed some positive signs; employment indicators for the fourth quarter improved substantially, as... Read Story
September 11, 2012, 07:11 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in August for the 32nd consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
September 07, 2012, 07:00 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during July 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $834.4 billion, 0.9 percent (±1.8%) below the revised June estimate of $842.2 billion.... Read Story
September 05, 2012, 07:00 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in August for the third time since July 2009; however, the overall economy grew for the 39th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On... Read Story
September 05, 2012, 06:40 AM


The latest measures of the small business economy signal business should prepare now for forthcoming economic weakness. Early stages of financial stress are emerging across all businesses. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index... Read Story
September 04, 2012, 07:58 AM


The Credit Managers Index (CMI) has consistently predicted the performance of the greater economy by roughly a month. In 2008, when the majority of the economic indicators pointed toward more growth, the CMI was starting to track downward and... Read Story
August 31, 2012, 07:57 AM


Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC), an affiliate of Navistar, Inc., has signed agreements to renew and increase its largest dealer inventory funding facility to $750 million, effective immediately. The facility is funded through three of NFC's... Read Story
August 31, 2012, 07:02 AM


Reuters reported the economy fared slightly better than initially reported in the second quarter, however the pace of growth remained too slow to remove the option for further monetary easing from the Federal Reserve. As reported, gross domestic... Read Story
August 30, 2012, 07:52 AM


Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest economic activity continued to expand gradually in July and early August across most regions and sectors. Six Districts indicated the local economy continued to expand at a modest pace and... Read Story
August 30, 2012, 07:18 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $9.4 billion or 4.2% to $230.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today.  This increase, up three consecutive months, followed a 1.6% June increase.  Excluding transportation, new... Read Story
August 27, 2012, 07:14 AM


Small-business owners prominently rank “Uncertainty Over Economic Conditions” and “Uncertainty Over Government Actions” as their second and fourth most serious problems in the quadrennial National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) report... Read Story
August 23, 2012, 06:45 AM


Bloomberg reported Federal Reserve policy makers signaled readiness to boost record stimulus unless they are convinced the economy is poised to rebound. Recent signs of strength may not be enough to satisfy them.Many members of the policy-setting... Read Story
August 23, 2012, 06:26 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in July after increasing 1.1% in June.  (June’s gain was slightly smaller than the 1.2% increase ATA reported on July 25.)  In July, the... Read Story
August 22, 2012, 07:22 AM


The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released its latest Small Business Borrowers Poll, offering data and insight into the credit experiences of more than 500 regional small businesses. Results suggest that discouraged firms and those that could... Read Story
August 16, 2012, 07:15 AM


In the second quarter of 2012, half of leading private companies were optimistic about the US economy, few were pessimistic (12 percent), and a fair number remained uncertain (38 percent), according to PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer.... Read Story
August 15, 2012, 07:27 AM


Dipping for a second consecutive month, after ending several months of slow growth, the Small Business Optimism Index gave up 0.2 points, falling to 91.2. The decline, while less anticipated given the Supreme Court decision on the health-care law and... Read Story
August 14, 2012, 06:15 AM


The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.1 percent in June from May, following no change in the index from April to May, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’... Read Story
August 10, 2012, 06:46 AM


The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index declined six points to positive 17 in a survey conducted July 9 – July 13, 2012. This decline virtually erases gains experienced earlier this year and brings to light the lingering concerns business owners... Read Story
August 07, 2012, 07:18 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in July for the 31st consecutive month, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
August 06, 2012, 07:30 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during June 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $842.1 billion, 0.4% (±1.8%) above the revised May estimate of $838.3 billion. The... Read Story
August 02, 2012, 07:26 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in July for the second time since July 2009; however, the overall economy grew for the 38th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On... Read Story
August 02, 2012, 06:12 AM


The pace of borrowing by small businesses took a sharp turn downwards last month; showing slow economic growth will continue for at least the next quarter.  The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index stands at 98.5 in June, down from 103... Read Story
August 01, 2012, 07:35 AM


The National Association of Credit Management's CMI fell from 54.5 to 53.4 in July. For the first time in over a year, sales fell below 60, and by a significant degree. The reading of 58.5 is worse than at any point in 2011. The new credit... Read Story
August 01, 2012, 06:31 AM


Despite more than one-third of polled small business owners reporting that they are somewhat or significantly understaffed, most don't plan to hire in the upcoming months, according to a new survey by TD Bank.TD Bank's survey – which polled more than... Read Story
July 31, 2012, 07:13 AM


The majority of U.S. industrial manufacturers who were surveyed remain optimistic regarding prospects for the U.S. economy, but sentiment about the global economic outlook continues to weaken, according to the Q2 2012 Manufacturing Barometer released... Read Story
July 27, 2012, 07:36 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $3.4 billion or 1.6 percent to $221.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today.  This increase, up two consecutive months, followed a 1.6 percent May increase.  Excluding... Read Story
July 26, 2012, 08:31 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.2% in June after falling 1.0% in May. (May’s loss was larger than the 0.7% drop ATA reported on June 19.) June’s increase was the largest... Read Story
July 26, 2012, 06:49 AM


PayNet, a leader in small business lending analytics and risk management solutions announces PayNet AbsolutePD® Stress Test Simulator, a new, powerful risk management solution that can greatly improve banks’ ability to forecast the risk associated... Read Story
July 25, 2012, 07:00 AM


Moody's Investors Service has revised to negative from stable the outlooks on the Aaa sovereign ratings of Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. In addition, Moody's has also affirmed Finland's Aaa rating and stable outlook.All four sovereigns are... Read Story
July 24, 2012, 06:16 AM


Reuters reported that the slowdown in the economy persisted early in the third quarter as factory activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region contracted in July for a third straight month and new claims for jobless aid surged last week.The report quotes... Read Story
July 23, 2012, 06:16 AM


Reports from most of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that overall economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace in June and early July. The Atlanta, St. Louis, and San Francisco Districts reported modest growth... Read Story
July 19, 2012, 07:15 AM


According to a study from Wells Fargo Securities’ Economics Group, the U.S. economy will continue growing in 2012, but growth will slow more than originally expected. The report expects the U.S. economy growth rate to remain at 1.7% for the balance... Read Story
July 12, 2012, 07:42 AM


In a disappointing reversal of several months of slow but positive growth, June’s Index of Small Business Optimism dove three points, falling to 91.4. The decline is significant, and relinquished the gains achieved earlier this year. Only one of the... Read Story
July 10, 2012, 07:45 AM


Following the report that only 80,000 new jobs were created in June, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Economist, Dr. Martin Regalia, issued the following statement:“Today’s employment report should serve as a clear reminder that the pace of... Read Story
July 09, 2012, 07:35 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in June for the 30th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
July 06, 2012, 07:45 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in June for the first time since July 2009; however, the overall economy grew for the 37th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On... Read Story
July 03, 2012, 07:44 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during May 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $830.0 billion, 0.9% (±1.5%) above the revised April estimate of $822.5 billion. The... Read Story
July 03, 2012, 07:30 AM


The pace of investment by small businesses appears to be increasing. A study released Monday by PayNet, a data analytics firm making small business lending more profitable, shows that lending increased 12% month over month, which is the largest... Read Story
July 02, 2012, 07:50 AM


Optimism on the global economy remains fleeting at best for CFOs from North America’s largest companies. According to the Deloitte CFO Signals survey, CFO optimism last quarter took a solidly positive turn after two dismal quarters to end 2011.... Read Story
June 29, 2012, 08:10 AM


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) for June sits at 54.5, just slightly behind May’s reading of 54.6. The sub-index of favorable factors maintained a reading of 60.2, with the sub-index of unfavorable factors moving downward slightly to 50.6. The... Read Story
June 29, 2012, 07:30 AM


The crisis in Europe is weighing on U.S. economic confidence, but healing in the U.S. housing market is a glimpse that better economic times lay ahead, according to a report released today by TD Economics (www.td.com/economics), an affiliate of TD... Read Story
June 29, 2012, 06:30 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in May increased $2.3 billion or 1.1 percent to $217.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, followed a 0.2 percent April decrease.... Read Story
June 28, 2012, 08:00 AM


According to a press release issued by the Federal Reserve, the Committee expects economic growth to remain moderate over coming quarters and then to pick up very gradually. Consequently, the Committee anticipates that the unemployment rate will... Read Story
June 21, 2012, 08:00 AM


The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.7% in May after falling 1.1% in April. (April’s loss was the same as ATA reported on May 22.) The latest drop lowered the SA index to 117.8... Read Story
June 20, 2012, 07:45 AM


For the first time in 44 months, taxes emerged as the top problem for small businesses in the latest monthly Small Business Economic Trends report published by the National Federation of Independent Business. When asked about the single most... Read Story
June 19, 2012, 07:30 AM


Dropping just a tenth-of-a-point in the month of May, the Nation Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism came in at 94.4. A reading of 94.4 is historically low and consistent with the sub-par performance of GDP and... Read Story
June 12, 2012, 07:40 AM


The second quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey reveals that business executives are more guarded about the twelve-month outlook for the U.S. economy than they were last quarter. The AICPA survey polls CEOs, CFOs, controllers, and CPAs in executive... Read Story
June 11, 2012, 08:00 AM


Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest overall economic activity expanded at a moderate pace during the reporting period from early April to late May. Activity in the New York, Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, and... Read Story
June 07, 2012, 08:00 AM


Reuters reported that according to PayNet, Canadian commercial lending activity rose to its highest level in nearly three years in the first quarter, signaling the country's small-business economy is emerging from the shadow of therecession.   ... Read Story
June 07, 2012, 07:30 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in May for the 29th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
June 06, 2012, 07:00 AM


New orders for manufactured goods in April, down three of the last four months, decreased $2.9 billion or 0.6% to $466.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This followed a 2.1% March decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased... Read Story
June 05, 2012, 08:00 AM


A new study by PayNet, Inc. a firm that provides risk management tools and market insight to the commercial credit industry shows that credit is weak, as is the desire by millions of small businesses to expand. PayNet studied credit applications and... Read Story
June 04, 2012, 08:00 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 34th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 36th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The... Read Story
June 04, 2012, 07:45 AM


Reuters reported that lending to small business in the United States eased in April for the fourth month in a row as companies were hesitant to bulk up their operations, boding poorly for stronger economic growth. According to the report, the Thomson... Read Story
June 01, 2012, 08:00 AM


According to the latest Credit Managers’ Index, overall CMI slipped again in May and is now sitting at levels last seen in January of this year and about where the CMI was a year ago. “The gains made in the last year have largely been erased and now... Read Story
May 31, 2012, 07:55 AM


According to a report released by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, corporate America is underinvesting relative to its availability of funds.The report, titled, "Milking America's Cash Cow: The Case for Stronger Investment Growth," asserts... Read Story
May 29, 2012, 08:00 AM


More small businesses say government regulations are the top problem facing their business. In the May issue of the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB’s) Small Business Economic Trends report, 20% of small-business owners said... Read Story
May 29, 2012, 06:30 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in April increased $0.3 billion or 0.2% to $215.5 billion, according to the Advance Report on Durable Goods Manufacturers’ Shipments and Orders issued by the U.S. Census Bureau.  This increase, up two of the... Read Story
May 25, 2012, 07:30 AM


A new survey of Northeast small business owners by TD Bank reveals that although confidence in the U.S. economy remains low, the majority of those polled expect to meet or improve revenues, and have stable or increased employee headcounts in the... Read Story
May 23, 2012, 07:30 AM


The May 2012 National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Outlook presents the consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 54 professional forecasters. The survey, covering the outlook for 2012 and 2013, was conducted April 19- May 2... Read Story
May 22, 2012, 08:00 AM


Revving the U.S. job engine requires more fuel from small businesses. This is according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank.Two and a half years following the end of Great Recession, hiring rates are still very low... Read Story
May 21, 2012, 07:00 AM


Bank of America released its inaugural Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of small business owners across the country. The survey uncovers a sense of optimism about their own business... Read Story
May 18, 2012, 08:00 AM


Confidence about the US economy's 12-month outlook rose sharply this past quarter among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer. Sixty percent of Trendsetter executives voiced optimism (up 21 points from the prior... Read Story
May 16, 2012, 07:00 AM


Economic growth is expected to continue in the United States throughout the remainder of 2012, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their spring 2012 Semiannual Economic Forecast.Expectations for the remainder of 2012 continue to be... Read Story
May 09, 2012, 08:00 AM


Canadian chief financial officers of middle-market companies are positive about the current state of their own industry as well as the domestic economy, according to the first Canadian Mid-Market CFO Survey by GE Capital, Canada. Moreover, 40% of... Read Story
May 08, 2012, 07:30 AM


According to the National Federation of Independent Business, the Index of Small Business Optimism gained 2 points in April, settling at 94.5 after taking a dip in March. The reading is the highest since December 2007, however, April’s gain only... Read Story
May 08, 2012, 06:30 AM


U.S. financial executives are much more optimistic about the national economy than they were last fall, with nearly two-thirds expecting it to grow in 2012, but they remain cautious about the global economy, according to the latest Bank of America... Read Story
May 04, 2012, 07:30 AM


The Institute for Supply Management reported economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in April for the 28th consecutive month, according to the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The Non-Manufacturing Index (NMI) registered... Read Story
May 04, 2012, 07:00 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the 33rd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 35th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The PMI... Read Story
May 02, 2012, 07:50 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during March 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $808.1 billion, 0.1 percent (±1.4%) above the revised February estimate of $807.3... Read Story
May 02, 2012, 07:30 AM


U.S. industrial manufacturers expect continued global economic growth in 2012, with optimism regarding the prospects for the U.S. economy continuing to rise, according to the Q1 2012 Manufacturing Barometer released by PwC US. Optimism regarding the... Read Story
May 02, 2012, 06:30 AM


Small Business Borrowing Is at a Critical Stage for the Economy…Stalled and Could Continue to Grow or Inflect Into Another RecessionThe pace of lending to small businesses in the United States continues to be at a standstill, supporting the view that... Read Story
May 01, 2012, 08:00 AM


Small business owners are finding it less difficult to obtain credit, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey (conducted April 2-6, 2012). Since the last survey in January, the number of small business owners who found... Read Story
May 01, 2012, 07:00 AM


After five straight months of gains, the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) slipped to 55.1 from the March reading of 56.2, and just slightly above the January reading. The decline is not drastic and, excluding February and March, the CMI is higher than... Read Story
April 30, 2012, 08:00 AM


The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today announced that the middle market, a leading indicator of America's future competitiveness, grew at a rate of 8.4% in the past year, but expects future revenue growth will slow according to... Read Story
April 26, 2012, 07:30 AM


According to the March Advance Report on Durable Goods, orders for manufactured durable goods in March decreased $8.8 billion or 4.2 percent to $202.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced yesterday. This decrease, down two of the last three... Read Story
April 26, 2012, 07:15 AM


Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its ninth semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies for 2012. The findings show the... Read Story
April 20, 2012, 07:30 AM


U.S. chief financial officers (CFOs) of middle-market companies have grown more positive about the state of their industries and businesses as well as the state of the domestic economy over the last six months, according to the latest middle-market... Read Story
April 16, 2012, 07:30 AM


The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.5% in February from January, rising after a one-month decline, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) Freight... Read Story
April 13, 2012, 08:00 AM


Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts indicated that the economy continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace from mid-February through late March. Activity in the Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and San Francisco Districts grew at... Read Story
April 12, 2012, 08:00 AM


After six months of gains, the Small-Business Optimism Index fell by almost 2 points in March, settling at 92.5. After a promising start to the year, nine of ten index components dropped last month, most notably hiring plans and expected real sales... Read Story
April 12, 2012, 07:30 AM


Reuters reported that executives of mid-sized U.S. businesses are more optimistic about the national economy than they were a year ago, and many now expect to need financing for investment, according to a survey by JPMorgan Chase & Co.  JPMorgan... Read Story
April 09, 2012, 08:00 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in March for the 27th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
April 05, 2012, 08:00 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during February 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $808.9 billion, 1.1 percent (±1.3%) below the revised January estimate of $818.1... Read Story
April 03, 2012, 07:45 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The... Read Story
April 03, 2012, 07:30 AM


Lending to small business in the United States barely grew in February, supporting the view that economic growth was lackluster at the start of the year.The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of... Read Story
April 03, 2012, 07:00 AM


The National Association of Credit Managers’ reported the March Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) is trending in a positive direction and is yet more reinforcement for the notion that the economy is doing better and that the recovery may be real. The... Read Story
March 30, 2012, 08:00 AM


Bloomberg reported the economy in the U.S. grew at a 3 percent annual rate in the last three months of 2011, the same as previously estimated, while corporate profits climbed at the slowest pace in three years, raising the risk that business... Read Story
March 29, 2012, 07:45 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in February increased $4.5 billion or 2.2 percent to $211.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This increase, up four of the last five months, followed a 3.6 percent January decrease. Excluding... Read Story
March 28, 2012, 08:30 AM


The economy is back on track, but rising energy costs mark the latest speed bump on the road to recovery, according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank."There's a new confidence in the recovery that we haven't seen in... Read Story
March 21, 2012, 08:00 AM


"Black swan” events and other external shocks in 2011, such as the Japanese tsunami, the Arab Spring, and Europe's sovereign debt crisis, exposed vulnerabilities in private companies' risk preparedness. Among the chief executives surveyed for PwC... Read Story
March 14, 2012, 07:30 AM


According to results from the winter 2012 McGladrey Manufacturing and Distribution Monitor - a survey of middle-market manufacturing and distribution executives, which provides a unique look into the state of manufacturing on "Main Street" – the... Read Story
March 07, 2012, 08:00 AM


New orders for manufactured goods in January, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $4.8 billion or 1.0 percent to $462.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This followed a 1.4 percent December increase. Excluding... Read Story
March 06, 2012, 08:15 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in February for the 26th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
March 06, 2012, 08:00 AM


As SBA lending continues its return to pre-recession levels, now is a good time to consider SBA financing given the current rate environment, says Todd Harrington, Chief Sales Officer for CIT Bank -- Small Business Lending at CIT Group Inc. This... Read Story
March 05, 2012, 07:30 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 31st consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 33rd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The... Read Story
March 02, 2012, 08:00 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during January 2012 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $827.0 billion, 0.1% (±1.1%) below the revised December estimate of $827.6 billion.... Read Story
March 02, 2012, 07:30 AM


A new study of the change in the types of small businesses from 2000 to 2011 reveals a dramatic shift towards service based businesses.   This longitudinal study shows that traditional sectors that drove the small business economy in the past, like... Read Story
March 01, 2012, 07:45 AM


Reuters reported that borrowing by U.S. small businesses rose in January, another sign that recent stronger economic data may be more durable than thought.The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of... Read Story
March 01, 2012, 07:00 AM


According to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report, overall economic activity continued to increase at a modest to moderate pace in January and early February. Activity expanded at a moderate pace in the Cleveland, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, and... Read Story
March 01, 2012, 06:30 AM


The National Association of Credit Managers’ reported the February Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) is now sitting at 55.8, rising a full percentage point above January’s reading. The index is at its highest since April 2011.“The mood of the country... Read Story
February 29, 2012, 07:00 AM


The February 2012 National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Outlook presents the consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 45 professional forecasters. The survey, covering the outlook for 2012 and 2013, was conducted January 26-... Read Story
February 27, 2012, 07:00 AM


According to an article posted on the Economic Voice, if the domestic recovery is ever to take off, it will be because small businesses are expanding, buying equipment, and hiring new employees. After the financial crises, banks all but turned their... Read Story
February 21, 2012, 07:00 AM


Growth projections remain strong among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer: 78% expect positive growth over the next 12 months, with 35% projecting double-digit growth and 43% forecasting single-digit growth. The... Read Story
February 08, 2012, 06:30 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in January for the 25th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. According to the NMI, the 12 non-manufacturing... Read Story
February 06, 2012, 07:30 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 30th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 32nd consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On... Read Story
February 02, 2012, 08:00 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during December 2011 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $816.4 billion, 1.5% (±1.4%) above the revised November estimate of $804.0 billion.... Read Story
February 02, 2012, 07:30 AM


According to a Reuters report, borrowing by U.S. small businesses rose in December to the highest level in more than four years, pointing to continued strength in an important corner of the economy.Per the report, the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small... Read Story
February 02, 2012, 07:00 AM


The January 2012 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices released by The Federal Reserve Board addressed changes in the supply of, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months. The summary... Read Story
February 02, 2012, 06:30 AM


The Advance Report on Durable Goods shows new orders for manufactured durable goods in December increased $6.2 billion or 3.0 percent to $214.5 billion. This increase, up five of the last six months, followed a 4.3 percent November... Read Story
January 27, 2012, 06:30 AM


The new survey results from the National Association for Business Economics suggests increased optimism concerning real GDP growth, as well as fewer inflationary or deflationary pressures,” said Dr. Nayantara Hensel, Professor of Industry and... Read Story
January 23, 2012, 07:00 AM


Bloomberg reported U.S. factories produced more computers, cars and construction material in December as manufacturing remained at the center of the expansion. According to the report, output climbed 0.9% last month, the biggest gain since December... Read Story
January 19, 2012, 07:30 AM


Bloomberg Businessweek reported Federal Reserve officials are staying open to further monetary easing this year as they monitor risks that threaten to move the economy further away from their mandate for stable prices and full employment.According to... Read Story
January 18, 2012, 07:45 AM


Contact reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest that national economic activity expanded at a modest to moderate pace during the reporting period of late November through the end of December. Seven Districts characterized growth as... Read Story
January 12, 2012, 07:30 AM


Despite a lack of optimism about the U.S. economy, an increasing number of small businesses expect stable or improving revenue performance in the early months of 2012, according to a new survey from TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank. TD Bank's... Read Story
January 06, 2012, 07:30 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in December for the 25th consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The report was issued today by Anthony Nieves... Read Story
January 06, 2012, 07:00 AM


According to a Bloomberg report, companies have been spending money on equipment and software as well as everything from tools and tractors to word-processing programs. As reported, in Q3 2011, private-sector investment in equipment and software... Read Story
January 05, 2012, 07:30 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during November 2011 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $807.1 billion, 1.2% (±1.6%) above the revised October estimate of $797.4... Read Story
January 05, 2012, 06:30 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in December for the 29th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 31st consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On... Read Story
January 04, 2012, 07:00 AM


Reuters reported that the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to small businesses, surged 10.2%  to 106.4, the highest level since February 2008. The index was up 18% from November... Read Story
January 03, 2012, 07:30 AM


Bloomberg reported that U.S. Manufacturing probably expanded in December at the fastest pace in six months, economists said before a report to be issued later today. According to the report, The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index rose... Read Story
January 03, 2012, 07:00 AM


The holiday season has been a good one in terms of economic growth, at least for the retail community. That became pretty obvious in this month’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI). After seeing a pretty meager performance in the service sector since the... Read Story
December 30, 2011, 07:30 AM


The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had improved in November, increased further in December. The Index now stands at 64.5 (1985=100), up from 55.2 in November. The Present Situation Index increased to 46.7 from 38.3. The... Read Story
December 29, 2011, 07:00 AM


According to the National Association of Credit Management, business owners and chief financial officers are increasingly confident that sales and business spending will increase noticeably in 2012. According to the report, the National Federation... Read Story
December 28, 2011, 06:00 AM


MarketWatch reported orders in November for long-lasting U.S. goods posted the greatest growth since July, led higher by transportation equipment the Commerce Department reported Friday. Despite the gain, analysts pointed out worse news for capital... Read Story
December 27, 2011, 07:00 AM


Dedicating more time to sales and marketing efforts is the top New Year's resolution for the small businesses polled in a new survey from TD Bank.TD Bank's survey – which polled 300 small business owners within the bank's Maine to Florida footprint –... Read Story
December 21, 2011, 06:30 AM


An exclusive Reuters report says Canadian commercial lending growth accelerated in the third quarter, showing smaller businesses expanded even as Europe's deepening debt crisis rattled investors worldwide, according to a PayNet report.PayNet said on... Read Story
December 16, 2011, 06:30 AM


Despite encouraging signs of progress over the last few months, the U.S. economic recovery remains vulnerable, according to a report released today by TD Economics (www.td.com/economics), an affiliate of TD Bank. "Financial market volatility... Read Story
December 15, 2011, 08:00 AM


The Federal Open Market Committee reported that since it met in November, the economy has been expanding moderately, notwithstanding some apparent slowing in global growth. The Committee also decided to keep the target range for the federal funds... Read Story
December 14, 2011, 06:30 AM


Financial executives at U.S. companies remain concerned about the current economy and are less confident about economic growth in 2012, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch CFO Outlook survey. Of the 600 executives at U.S. companies... Read Story
December 13, 2011, 01:00 PM


Reuters reported PayNet President William Phelan said small businesses re-engineered themselves during the recession and are now more confident and profitable, with lower-risk loan profiles, and are increasingly spending for expansion. At the 2011... Read Story
December 13, 2011, 07:00 AM


According to Fitch Ratings' recent special report, capital expenditures for a 324 U.S. corporate company sample will decline 2.2% in 2012 versus 2011.  According to the report, spending in 2011 was driven by earlier year expectations for a stronger... Read Story
December 08, 2011, 07:00 AM


A new survey by TD Bank reveals that middle market CFOs, buoyed by increasing optimism fueled by sales growth, are prepared to increase capital expenditures by dipping into their stockpile of cash reserves.According to the TD Bank survey... Read Story
December 07, 2011, 07:00 AM


New orders for manufactured goods in October, down two consecutive months, decreased $1.6 billion or 0.4% to $450.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. This followed a 0.1% September decrease. Excluding transportation, new orders... Read Story
December 06, 2011, 06:00 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 28th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 30th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The... Read Story
December 02, 2011, 07:30 AM


Reuters reported the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to small businesses, rose 20% in October after increasing a revised 12% in September. The report indicates the index registered a... Read Story
December 02, 2011, 07:00 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during October 2011 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $798.5 billion, 0.8% (±1.6%) above the revised September estimate of $792.1 billion.... Read Story
December 02, 2011, 06:00 AM


Overall economic activity increased at a slow to moderate pace since the previous report across all Federal Reserve Districts except St. Louis, which reported a decline in economic activity. Manufacturing activity expanded at a steady pace across... Read Story
December 01, 2011, 07:30 AM


The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) released its Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) for November which showed the index remained largely unchanged for the third consecutive month, dropping slightly to 53.5 from 53.7.“There is a story for... Read Story
December 01, 2011, 07:00 AM


Bloomberg reported the U.S. lost its last stable outlook from the three biggest credit-ranking companies after Fitch Ratings lowered the nation to negative following a congressional committee’s failure to agree on deficit cuts. According to the... Read Story
November 29, 2011, 07:30 AM


Bloomberg reported that banks and ratings companies are warning that euro area risks will continue unless its guardians intensify efforts to beat the two-year-old sovereign debt crisis. The Bloomberg report indicates that European finance chiefs are... Read Story
November 28, 2011, 06:30 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in October decreased $1.4 billion or 0.7% to $197.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down two consecutive months, followed a 1.5% September decrease. Excluding transportation... Read Story
November 23, 2011, 08:30 AM


The Federal Reserve reported industrial production expanded 0.7% in October after having declined 0.1% in September. Previously, industrial production was reported to have gained 0.2% in September.Most of this revision resulted from lower estimated... Read Story
November 17, 2011, 07:30 AM


According to a Bloomberg report, Fitch Ratings said U.S. banks face a serious risk that their creditworthiness will deteriorate if Europe’s debt crisis deepens and spreads beyond Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain, the five most-troubled... Read Story
November 17, 2011, 07:00 AM


A PwC commissioned survey says 62% of Chief Executive Officers recognize that a greater share of revenues will come from emerging markets in the next five years, but still ranked developed countries as the most attractive markets for investments in... Read Story
November 16, 2011, 07:30 AM


Confidence in the US economy dropped sharply this past quarter among private company executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer. Just 27% expressed optimism, down 16 points from last quarter. The percentage of executives... Read Story
November 11, 2011, 06:30 AM


A national survey of CFOs, conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, finds that optimism is plummeting, as evidence by the increased number of CFOs that report that their companies are scaling back hiring amid worry about the cost of health care and other... Read Story
November 08, 2011, 07:30 AM


Bloomberg reported capital spending at U.S. companies is at the highest level since 2008 as expenditures for plants, property and equipment rose 24% to $43.3 billion in the third quarter for 140 non-financial companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500... Read Story
November 07, 2011, 07:30 AM


New orders for manufactured goods in September, up three consecutive months, increased $1.4 billion or 0.3% to $453.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This followed a 0.1% August increase. Excluding transportation, new orders increased... Read Story
November 04, 2011, 06:30 AM


Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indicates economic growth strengthened somewhat in the third quarter, reflecting in part a reversal of the temporary factors that had weighed on growth earlier in the year.... Read Story
November 03, 2011, 07:00 AM


PayNet reports that the growth of borrowing among small U.S. businesses moderated in September, 2011, but the overall level still registered a 14th monthly double-digit increase in a fresh sign the economy is set to grow at a stable pace.The Thomson... Read Story
November 03, 2011, 06:30 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the 27th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 29th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business. The... Read Story
November 02, 2011, 08:00 AM


The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during September 2011 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $787.2 billion, 0.2 percent above the revised August estimate of $786.0 billion. The... Read Story
November 02, 2011, 07:30 AM


Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 2.5% in the third quarter of 2011 compared to a 1.3% increase in the second quarter according to the estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The increase in real GDP in the third quarter... Read Story
October 28, 2011, 06:26 AM


New orders for manufactured durable goods in September decreased $1.5 billion or 0.8 percent to $200.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced today. This decrease, down three of the last four months, followed a 0.1 percent August decrease.... Read Story
October 26, 2011, 08:26 AM


A new study by PayNet, Inc.  a firm that risk management tools to the commercial credit industry, shows businesses served by equipment leasing companies are poised to be the growth engine to keep the U.S. economy out of a double dip... Read Story
October 24, 2011, 08:08 AM


Bloomberg reported that Federal Reserve policy makers are developing plans for further monetary easing despite the fact that better-than-expected economic reports have quelled some concerns that the U.S .may be heading  toward a double-dip... Read Story
October 24, 2011, 07:31 AM


Overall, U.S. economic activity continued to expand, although many Districts described the pace of growth as “modest” or “slight” and contacts generally noted weaker or less certain outlooks for business conditions. Business spending increased... Read Story
October 20, 2011, 12:01 PM


 Bloomberg reported that the U.S. has likely dodged a recession for now, based on a string of stronger-than-projected statistics and a 103,000 rise in payrolls last month as reported on October 7, 2011. The article indicates that economists from... Read Story
October 10, 2011, 06:30 AM