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Chief Financial Officers’ views on the trajectory of North America’s and Europe’s economies hit six-year lows, according to the Deloitte CFO Signals Survey. For the first time in nearly seven years — since Q4 2012 — CFOs’ own-company optimism turned... Read Story
October 07, 2019, 07:15 AM


Business executives hold their least optimistic view of the U.S. economy in three years, in part due to trade concerns and fears of a sustained global slowdown, according to the third-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey. The survey polls chief... Read Story
September 09, 2019, 07:10 AM


Optimism among small business owners bounced back in July as expectations for business conditions, real sales and expansion made solid gains. The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose 1.4 points to 104.7, with seven of 10 components advancing, two... Read Story
August 16, 2019, 07:25 AM


From the second-quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results reveal tentative optimism among lenders.Lenders displayed a more positive outlook and assessment of the U.S. economy in the near term. The grade point average for... Read Story
June 07, 2019, 07:17 AM


Optimism among small business owners continued its steady climb in April, with the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increasing 1.7 points to 103.5. Sales improved in April, the inventory soft spot seen in last month’s report rebounded, and profit... Read Story
May 14, 2019, 07:10 AM


In the first quarter of 2019, middle market companies reported a rise in revenue and employment growth, but their expectations for future growth have dipped. That's according to the latest data from The National Center for the Middle Market, which... Read Story
April 26, 2019, 07:15 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased 0.1 points to 101.8 in March, a historically strong level and an indication that small businesses continue to power the economy after being briefly shaken by January’s government shutdown. Overall, the... Read Story
April 22, 2019, 07:12 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March, and the overall economy grew for the 119th consecutive month, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.The report was issued today... Read Story
April 04, 2019, 07:07 AM


Antares announced the results of its third annual market outlook survey of middle market private equity borrowers, sponsors and investors. The survey, Antares Compass, examines trends and sentiment related to M&A activity, hiring and the state of the... Read Story
April 01, 2019, 07:05 AM


From the first quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results show volatility and uncertainty for the U.S. economy with deteriorating confidence in the near term.After a 37-percentage point GPA drop between Q3 2018 and Q4... Read Story
March 21, 2019, 07:25 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index improved modestly in February, increasing 0.5 points to 101.7. Views about future business conditions and the current period as a good time to expand improved as did plans to make capital outlays.Earnings trends... Read Story
March 18, 2019, 07:10 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January, and the overall economy grew for the 117th consecutive month, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.The report was issued by... Read Story
February 04, 2019, 07:00 AM


According to the recently released ACT Research’s Transportation Digest, the Class 8 truck market started 2019 with powerful positive momentum from a remarkable and record-setting 2018. In the Classes 5-7 market, the truck segment made yet another... Read Story
January 22, 2019, 07:15 AM


Balboa Capital announced the results of its Q1 2019 small business owner survey, which was conducted to gauge economic confidence and gain a better understanding of capital investment and hiring plans for the next 12 months. The responses of the... Read Story
January 16, 2019, 07:25 AM


Deloitte’s CFO Signals survey for the fourth quarter 2018 of chief financial officers, representing many of North America’s largest and most influential companies, reveals optimism regarding the future of North American, European and Chinese... Read Story
January 14, 2019, 07:20 AM


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index remained basically unchanged in December, drifting down 0.4 points to 104.4. Unfilled jobs and the lack of qualified applicants continue to be a primary driver, with job openings setting a record high and job... Read Story
January 14, 2019, 07:15 AM


Healthcare executives anticipate another strong growth year in 2019, according to a new Capital One poll of nearly 300 senior healthcare executives. The latest data from Capital One’s annual survey shows that 97 percent of those surveyed expect to at... Read Story
January 09, 2019, 07:00 AM


Most small and midsize U.S. businesses have a positive outlook for the domestic economy and expect their businesses to continue growing this year, according to the annual JPMorgan Chase Business Leaders Outlook report.They’re most optimistic about... Read Story
January 07, 2019, 07:30 AM


Despite this being the holiday season, the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) was not as generous as credit professionals had hoped, ending a solid 2018 on a sour note. Credit professionals reported a large drop off in the combined favorable factors, with... Read Story
January 02, 2019, 07:25 AM


Small business optimism continued its two-year streak of record highs, according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index October reading of 107.4. Overall, small businesses continue to support the three percent-plus growth of the economy and add... Read Story
November 19, 2018, 06:55 AM


The latest Quarterly Credit Outlook from PayNet, the leading provider of small business credit data and analysis, shows Main Street closing Q3 2018 with moderated lending and a slight uptick in risk. The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business... Read Story
November 16, 2018, 07:17 AM


October’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management saw significant dips in both the manufacturing and service sectors, indicative of short-term economic bandages such as tax cuts wearing off. Even with holiday shopping... Read Story
November 01, 2018, 07:17 AM


Middle market private companies in the Golub Capital Altman Index (GCAI) experienced year-over-year revenue growth of 11.75 percent and earnings growth of 10.83 percent during the first two months of the third quarter of 2018. This compares to... Read Story
October 22, 2018, 07:05 AM


From the third-quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results show a positive outlook for the U.S. Economy in both the near- and long-term as lenders confidence in the U.S. economy continues to strengthen.Lenders’ confidence... Read Story
October 11, 2018, 07:19 AM


Small business lending continued its blistering pace in August, according to the latest Strategic Insights Report from PayNet, the leading provider of small business credit data and analysis. The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index... Read Story
October 04, 2018, 07:20 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the September 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market rose in September to 65.5, up from the August index of... Read Story
September 20, 2018, 07:10 AM


For the second quarter in a row, business executives are reining in their optimism about the U.S. economy, in part because of the potential impact of trade and tariff policies and rising interest rates, according to the third-quarter AICPA Economic... Read Story
September 10, 2018, 07:24 AM


The Small Business Optimism Index marked its second-highest level in the survey’s 45-year history at 107.9, rising to within 0.1 point of the July 1983 record-high of 108. The July 2018 report also set new records in terms of owners reporting job... Read Story
August 27, 2018, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the August 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market eased again in August to 60.7, down from the July index of... Read Story
August 16, 2018, 07:20 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July, and the overall economy grew for the 111th consecutive month, according to the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report was issued by... Read Story
August 07, 2018, 07:17 AM


Small business lending edged down in April but remains near historic highs, according to the latest Strategic Insights Report from PayNet The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) fell 3.5 points to 141.7 in April, but remains... Read Story
June 07, 2018, 07:22 AM


Small business lending improved again in February, according to the latest Strategic Insights Report from PayNet. The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) rose to 144.8 in February, its second-highest reading in history and... Read Story
April 05, 2018, 07:15 AM


The Global Barge Transportation Market is expected to cross $170 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.Global barge transportation shipment volume is expected to cross 12 billion tons till 2024. Huge... Read Story
August 22, 2017, 07:52 AM


The July economic report of the Credit Managers’ Index from the National Association of Credit Management shows a turnaround from the previous month’s trends. Mirroring the volatility in the economy, the July report of the Credit Managers’ Index... Read Story
August 01, 2016, 07:16 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