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Credit professionals saw some improvements in the service sector but drops in the manufacturing sector in the April 2019 economic report from National Association of Credit Management. The combined score for the NACM Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) saw... Read Story
May 01, 2019, 07:23 AM


CFOs overwhelmingly expect a U.S. downturn by the end of 2020, with a slowdown seen as much more likely than a recession, according the Deloitte CFO Signals Survey. Their expectations for growth in revenue, earnings, hiring and wages declined (only... Read Story
April 17, 2019, 07:02 AM


NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) made a significant gain in February when the manufacturing and service sectors saw the largest upswing following two months of decline. After ending 2018 on a low note and falling further in the new year, the... Read Story
March 01, 2019, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
February 26, 2019, 07:20 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


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


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


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


Small business optimism posted a modest decline in November with a reading of 104.8, while continuing its exceptionally strong two-year trend, according to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index. Slightly more than half of the decline was... Read Story
December 18, 2018, 07:00 AM


From the fourth quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, results show deteriorating confidence in the strength of the U.S. economy in the near and long term with a significant increase in loan losses and bankruptcies.Lenders’... Read Story
December 17, 2018, 07:21 AM


Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 4.1 percent next year according to the 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.Equipment and software investment... Read Story
December 11, 2018, 07:20 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


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the Q4 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, an indispensable resource for industry participants to incorporate into executive briefings and presentations.The presentation slide deck... Read Story
October 19, 2018, 06:00 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


After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software should remain strong in 2018 and is projected to expand 7.9 percent (up from 7 percent in the Q3 Economic Outlook published in July) according to the Q4 update to the 2018 Equipment... Read Story
October 10, 2018, 07:19 AM


PayNet reports that the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) increased 3 percent from 126.5 in May 2018 to 130.5 in June, marking the sixth consecutive month of growth. Compared to the same month one year ago, the index is up 8... Read Story
August 17, 2018, 06:59 AM


Growth in the middle market remains strong, but cracks are beginning to appear in the optimism that's been driving this unprecedented growth streak. Data from the 2Q 2018 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) released by the National Center for the Middle... Read Story
July 27, 2018, 07:22 AM


After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software should remain strong in 2018 and is projected to expand 7 percent (down from 8.5 percent in the Q2 Economic Outlook published in April) according to the Q3 update to the 2018 Equipment... Read Story
July 13, 2018, 07:30 AM


Deloitte's CFO Signals survey for the second quarter of chief financial officers, representing many of North America's largest and most influential companies, reveals strong optimism among CFOs' assessments of the North American and Chinese economies... Read Story
July 05, 2018, 07:25 AM


The April irregularity in NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) seems to be a thing of the past after the June report showed continued stability in the market. Following a large, vertical ascent in May, this month’s CMI only fell back slightly. Coming... Read Story
July 02, 2018, 07:30 AM


Wells Fargo Investment Institute released its 2018 midyear outlook report, “Late Cycle Doesn’t Mean End of Cycle.” The report makes the case that the economic recovery, which coincides with the equity bull market, has more room to run.View the... Read Story
June 19, 2018, 07:30 AM


The Small Business Optimism Index sustained record-high levels increasing to 104.8 in April, driven by reports of improved profits, the highest in the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends Survey’s 45-year history. Additionally, the number of small... Read Story
May 14, 2018, 07:15 AM


After solid growth in 2017, investment in equipment and software will likely continue to strengthen in 2018 and is projected to expand 8.5 percent, according to the Q2 update to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by... Read Story
April 11, 2018, 07:17 AM


The NABE March 2018 Outlook Survey report projects economic growth to pick up this year. The survey, covering the outlook for 2018 and 2019, presents the consensus of macroeconomic forecasts from a panel of 51 professional forecasters, and was... Read Story
March 26, 2018, 07:30 AM


Business executives’ optimism about the U.S. economy continues to soar but is tempered somewhat by growing inflation concerns, according to the first-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief executive officers, chief financial... Read Story
March 08, 2018, 07:25 AM


Small business lending expanded robustly in January, according to the latest Strategic Insights Report from PayNet. The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) increased to 143.6 in January, nearing the all-time high reached in... Read Story
March 07, 2018, 07:14 AM


Credit professionals report impressive gains in February’s economic report from the National Association of Credit Management, as favorable categories continue rising after the rebound in January.February raked in solid performance numbers from... Read Story
March 01, 2018, 07:20 AM


Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of business brokers and advisors surveyed predict the volume of small businesses sold (under $50MM) will increase in the next 12 months according to the Q4 2017 Market Pulse Report published by the International... Read Story
February 26, 2018, 07:14 AM


American business owners are feeling better than they have in years, thanks in part to recent regulatory reform, corporate tax cuts and a steadily improving economy. But they’re getting nervous about finding the skilled workers they need to grow as... Read Story
February 23, 2018, 07:23 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
February 15, 2018, 07:08 AM


The Small Business Optimism Index jumped two points to 106.9 in January and set a record with the number of small business owners saying Now Is a Good Time to Expand, according to NFIB’s Small Business Economic Trends Survey.“Main Street is roaring,”... Read Story
February 14, 2018, 07:10 AM


Mid-market enterprises (MMEs) in the U.S. are a major contributor to U.S. economic prosperity but have only just scratched the surface of growth potential, according to a newly released HSBC report. HSBC Commercial Banking, in conjunction with Oxford... Read Story
February 09, 2018, 07:30 AM


Balboa Capital announced the results of its latest survey that was conducted to gauge small business owners’ familiarity with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R.1) that was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The survey results show that half of small... Read Story
January 30, 2018, 07:10 AM


Small business owners entered the new year feeling the most optimistic since early 2007, according to findings from the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index conducted January 3–9. In the latest quarterly survey of small business optimism... Read Story
January 26, 2018, 07:30 AM


The overall performance of middle market companies has steadily improved for years. As a result, nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of middle market firms surveyed for the Q4 2017 Middle Market Indicator (MMI) released  by the National Center for the... Read Story
January 26, 2018, 07:15 AM


Deloitte's CFO Signals™ survey for the fourth quarter (Q4 2017) of chief financial officers representing many of North America's largest and most influential companies finds a surge in optimism among CFOs about the current and future states of major... Read Story
January 19, 2018, 07:30 AM


Credit professionals are reporting a decline in the favorable factors of the December economic report from the National Association of Credit Management, but with any bad news there is always good, which was seen as many unfavorable categories... Read Story
January 02, 2018, 07:00 AM


Small businesses (Since PCA began in 2012, expectations for overall business performance improvement in the upcoming year are at a record high. Eighty-four percent of both small and mid-sized businesses ($5M - $100M in revenue) owners expect their... Read Story
December 21, 2017, 07:19 AM


Investment in equipment and software is projected to expand 9.1 percent in 2018 according to the 2018 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The annual investment growth... Read Story
December 13, 2017, 07:30 AM


The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) issued the following statement on behalf of President and CEO Juanita Duggan in response to the Senate’s passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:“We are pleased to see the Senate pass the Tax Cuts... Read Story
December 04, 2017, 07:17 AM


According to the National Association of Credit Management, the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from NACM rebounded nicely from October’s combined score of 55.5, to 56.6 in November. As usual, much of the improvement is in the favorable factors.“There... Read Story
December 01, 2017, 06:41 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
November 21, 2017, 07:15 AM


Small business optimism continues to rise as a majority of business owners are reporting increased sales and improved business conditions since earlier this year. Capital One's latest Small Business Growth Index, which polled 500 small business... Read Story
November 13, 2017, 07:02 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October, and the overall economy grew for the 101st consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.The report was issued by Timothy... Read Story
November 02, 2017, 06:10 AM


Ghosts and goblins bedeviled the numbers for October as what looked like an upward trend stalled out after only two months. The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from NACM registered a decrease for the month, coming in at 55.5, one point below the score... Read Story
November 01, 2017, 07:12 AM


Equipment finance industry performance remains relatively strong, according to the 2017 State of the Equipment Finance Industry Report. The report was released at the 56th Annual Convention of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).... Read Story
October 24, 2017, 07:18 AM


The expansion of manufacturing technology orders slowed in August, but continued to push recovery into its third quarter according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report. August orders were up 16 percent from July and 14 percent... Read Story
October 11, 2017, 06:16 AM


Optimism among business owners and leaders remains high, but has shifted significantly to a more moderate level according to the PNC Economic Outlook, a biannual telephone survey of small and medium-sized business owners, which began in 2003.The... Read Story
October 09, 2017, 07:04 AM


The August 2017 Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) increased 8% to 134.2 in August 2017 from 123.8 in July 2017. Compared to August 2016, the SBLI increased 1%.Top growth sectors driving investment expansion by small... Read Story
October 06, 2017, 07:09 AM


What started as sprouts of optimism in August may be blossoming into a full-grown trend. The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from NACM registered an increase in September, coming in at 56.5, the best number it has achieved so far in 2017.“The hope is... Read Story
October 02, 2017, 07:08 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
September 26, 2017, 07:15 AM


Though concerned about the domestic political situation, U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are bullish about the current state of the U.S. economy and the outlook for business over the next 12 months, according to the latest Global... Read Story
September 25, 2017, 07:15 AM


In a first sign that middle-market businesses are losing confidence in President Donald Trump, a key indicator of middle-market confidence experienced its first decline since the 2016 election.   The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI)... Read Story
September 22, 2017, 07:15 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the September 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
September 19, 2017, 07:04 AM


PayNet reports that the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) increased 4% to 126.2 in July 2017 from 121.2 in June 2017.“Investment to expand is showing broadly across industry segments and provinces at a time when the U.S. is stuck... Read Story
September 13, 2017, 07:07 AM


U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) continued to expand in July, up 23% from July 2016 order levels. The July rate of increase is a notable acceleration in growth relative to the 10% increase in June orders posted over the previous year.The... Read Story
September 11, 2017, 07:10 AM


The July 2017 Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) decreased 11% to 123.8 from 139.1 in June 2017. Compared to July 2016, the Index increased 1%.Industrial sectors showed sluggish activity with 11 of 18 industry sectors showing... Read Story
September 08, 2017, 07:10 AM


Nearly four out of 10 middle market executives say a lack of talent constrains their companies’ ability to grow, according to “Help Wanted,” a report released today by the National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM), in conjunction with the... Read Story
August 31, 2017, 07:08 AM


June U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $186.57 million according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the Cutting Tool Market... Read Story
August 10, 2017, 06:47 AM


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July, and the overall economy grew for the 98th consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued by Timothy R.... Read Story
August 07, 2017, 08:05 AM


Small business optimism continues to climb in the third quarter as business owners said they are the most optimistic in more than a decade, according to findings from the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted July 10–14. In the quarterly... Read Story
August 03, 2017, 07:10 AM


The seesaw economy continues unabated according to the National Association of Credit Management. Despite the fourth-best reading in the last 12 months, the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from NACM dropped to 54.6 in July from 56.1 the previous... Read Story
August 01, 2017, 07:03 AM


Overall performance in the middle market continues to remain strong and optimistic, with most middle market leaders stating that performance has improved with very few reporting worsening conditions, according to the Q2 2017 Middle Market Indicator... Read Story
July 28, 2017, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
July 26, 2017, 07:10 AM


The amount of cash held by U.S. non-financial companies totaled $1.84 trillion at the end of 2016, up 9.2% from $1.68 trillion at the end of 2015, Moody's Investors Service says in a new report. The top-five cash hoarders all come from the technology... Read Story
July 25, 2017, 07:14 AM


Middle market private companies in the Golub Capital Altman Index experienced year-over-year revenue growth of 8.94% and earnings (defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA) growth of 2.29% during the first... Read Story
July 13, 2017, 07:18 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.6 percent in 2017, according to the Q3 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
July 12, 2017, 07:10 AM


The May 2017 Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) increased to 137.0, up 9% from 125.4 in April 2017. Compared to May 2016, the SBLI is up 3% and it is at the highest level since June 2016.“Expansion by small businesses in May... Read Story
July 11, 2017, 07:00 AM


Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in June for the 90th 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 10, 2017, 07:00 AM


According to the June report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), the combined score reached a level as good as it has been in over a year, with a reading of 56.1. Favorable factors surged to... Read Story
July 05, 2017, 07:10 AM


Construction spending during May 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,230.1 billion, nearly the same as (±2.5 percent)* the revised April estimate of $1,230.4 billion. The May figure is 4.5 percent (±2.5 percent) above the... Read Story
July 05, 2017, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
June 23, 2017, 07:19 AM


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


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


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


A new study released today by AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, posits that the turbulence in the chain-restaurant industry of late—from underperforming results to an uptick in bankruptcies to renewed shareholder pressures—might not be... Read Story
April 13, 2017, 07:03 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.8 percent in 2017, according to the Q2 update to the 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 12, 2017, 07:20 AM


A significant proportion of U.S. non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) would be adversely affected by an accelerated and higher-than-anticipated increase in U.S. interest rates, says Fitch Ratings. The impact on U.S. NBFIs of U.S. interest rates... Read Story
April 12, 2017, 07:15 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


U.S. manufacturing technology orders increased more than expected in February, up 19.6 percent from January, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Orders were up 1... Read Story
April 11, 2017, 07:11 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


Fresh off the heels of the third straight month of manufacturing job growth, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released the first Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey since President Donald Trump took office. The survey shows a dramatic shift... Read Story
April 05, 2017, 07:10 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


Prime Advantage, the leading group purchasing organization for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its ninth edition of the CFO Survey, revealing the financial projections and top concerns of industrial manufacturing companies. The... Read Story
March 31, 2017, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
March 23, 2017, 07:15 AM


According to the annual Business Pulse Survey by SunTrust Banks, Inc., nearly two-thirds of business leaders expect the global and U.S. economy to improve through 2017. Even more optimistic about their own companies, as 75 percent of middle market... Read Story
March 23, 2017, 07:02 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


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the March 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
March 16, 2017, 07:03 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


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
January 26, 2017, 07:10 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the January 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
January 19, 2017, 07:20 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


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
December 21, 2016, 07:19 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


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.0% in 2017, according to the Annual 2017 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. After a likely contraction in 2016... Read Story
December 12, 2016, 07:15 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


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


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the November 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
November 17, 2016, 07:10 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


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the October 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
October 20, 2016, 07:14 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to contract -0.5 percent in 2016, according to the Q4 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation lowered... Read Story
October 11, 2016, 07:09 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


The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for July 2016 shows that orders dropped 24.8 percent for the month compared to June, according to data from AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Year over year, monthly orders were down... Read Story
September 14, 2016, 07:15 AM


Bibby Financial Services released survey results  that examine the who, what and why of commercial finance needs and challenges for financial decision makers in mid- to large-sized businesses. This survey is the second in an ongoing series of... Read Story
September 07, 2016, 07:08 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


Good news in the August report of the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) is short-lived. Although the combined score and index of favorable factors sit above 50 in expansion territory, that’s where... Read Story
September 02, 2016, 07:03 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


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the August 2016 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both... Read Story
August 18, 2016, 07:15 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


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


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


PayNet reports that the PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) shows that originations decreased 3% from 127.0 in January 2016 to 123.5 in February 2016. Compared to the same month one year ago, the Index is down 6%. “This report shows... Read Story
April 19, 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


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 2.7 percent in 2016, according to the Q2 update to the 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 11, 2016, 07:15 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


The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) has announced SunTrust Banks, Inc. as its new primary sponsor. The multi-year agreement will enable the NCMM to continue providing insights and analyses that drive growth, jobs and competitiveness in... Read Story
March 16, 2016, 07:05 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


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


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


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


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 4.4% in 2016, according to the Annual 2016 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The moderate growth forecast reflects... Read Story
December 09, 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


Total bankruptcy filings in the United States decreased 11 percent in October 2015 from October of last year, according to data provided by Epiq Systems, Inc. Bankruptcy filings totaled 70,211 in October 2015, down from the October 2014 total of... Read Story
November 04, 2015, 08:00 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 Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $903 billion equipment finance sector, showed their... Read Story
October 23, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bank of the West announced the publication of "Made Here: The Business Outlook for U.S. Manufacturing," a paper by the Bank's Chief Economist Dr. Scott Anderson, which highlights the bright economic outlook for small to midsized U.S. manufacturers... Read Story
May 07, 2015, 07:02 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


In a recent national survey, only 33 percent of business owners said they have a formal business plan, yet those with a plan also have significantly higher expectations for the year ahead than those without. These results were among survey findings... Read Story
April 30, 2015, 07:16 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 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


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


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


Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 66th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The... Read Story
December 02, 2014, 07:09 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


The Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) from the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) returned to a respectable status, jumping more than two points from 54.9 to 57.0. The readings are back to highs seen at the start of the year. The index of... Read Story
October 31, 2014, 06:00 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


A nearly two-year upward trend experienced a hiccup according to the quarterly MAPI Foundation Business Outlook, a survey conducted by the MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.The... Read Story
October 17, 2014, 06:38 AM


PayNet announced a new Small Business Insights information portal, PayNet Risk Insight Suite at sbinsights.net, providing access to intelligence on the small business sector of the economy. U.S. small businesses are an important, but misunderstood... Read Story
October 15, 2014, 06:39 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


U.S. manufacturing is poised for steady growth through 2016, according to the MAPI Foundation’s U.S. Industrial Outlook, a quarterly report that analyzes 27 major industries. The MAPI Foundation is the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance... Read Story
September 18, 2014, 06:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $827 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new... Read Story
August 25, 2014, 06:58 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


Business leaders representing the nation’s nearly 200,000 mid-sized firms are bullish about the U.S. economy, fueled by consistently strong revenue growth. In fact, middle market companies grew revenue over the past 12 months at 6.6 percent, nearly... Read Story
July 24, 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


Optimism for the nation’s economic outlook among U.S. business leaders continued to rise from first quarter 2014, according to the latest data from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR), a survey of more than 3,300 business leaders... Read Story
June 27, 2014, 06:04 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 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 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


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


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


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


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


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 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


According to the Q3 2013 Middle Market Indicator from the National Center for the Middle Market, U.S. middle market companies extended their string of solid revenue and employment gains during the third quarter of 2013 and anticipate those trends... Read Story
October 25, 2013, 07:02 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


According to the monthly Small Business Lending Index released by Direct Capital, after a lull in July and August, demand for small business lending roared back in September. Direct Capital’s Index showed a 12% increase in lending demand in September... Read Story
October 17, 2013, 06:32 AM


Widespread improvement in a number of indexes suggests optimism for the manufacturing sector in the next three to six months, according to the quarterly MAPI Business Outlook. The survey’s composite index is a leading indicator for the manufacturing... Read Story
October 14, 2013, 06:51 AM


Small-business owner optimism did not “crash “ in September, but it did fall, dropping 0.20 from August’s (corrected) reading of 94.1 and landing at 93.9. The largest contributing factor to the dip was the significant increase in pessimism about... Read Story
October 10, 2013, 06:50 AM


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 3.3% in 2013, according to the Q4 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. Equipment and software... Read Story
October 08, 2013, 07:02 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


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


Following a strong pace of production in the first quarter of 2013, manufacturing production eased in the second quarter but should accelerate growth, according to the quarterly Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation U.S. Industrial... Read Story
September 23, 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


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


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


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


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 4.8 percent in 2013, according to the Q3 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation decreased... Read Story
July 10, 2013, 07:03 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


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


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


Investment by millions of small businesses jumped in April to get back to exactly where it began the year. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) increased 17% in April over the same month last year to 110.5 from the slightly... Read Story
June 03, 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


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


Canadian businesses remain confident about their business prospects for 2013, according to the latest BMO Small Business Confidence Report. While the unemployment rate rose to 7.2 per cent, employment is still up 1.2 per cent from year-ago levels.... Read Story
April 08, 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


Investment in equipment and software is expected to grow 5.6 percent in 2013, according to the Q2 update to the 2013 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The Foundation... Read Story
April 03, 2013, 07:26 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


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


The composite reading for the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) this month is exactly the same as it was in December—54.9. This is just slightly better than it was in January when the reading fell to 54.6. For all intents and purposes, the readings... Read Story
February 28, 2013, 07:23 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


According to a new survey released by TD Bank, nearly half of small businesses expect their financial health to improve in 2013 and are confident that sales will increase over 2012. The survey also found that nearly one-third of small business... Read Story
February 19, 2013, 07:08 AM


Financial executives at U.S. companies continue to be concerned about the economy, with only two out of five executives expecting growth in 2013, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 CFO Outlook. The 602 executives who participated in... Read Story
February 11, 2013, 07:20 AM


A new national survey from TD Bank reveals that both middle-market and corporate CFOs are optimistic for macroeconomic and business growth at a level unseen since the height of the Great Recession. Nearly half (46%) of finance managers polled said... Read Story
February 07, 2013, 07:30 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


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


The main obstacle standing in the path of faster U.S. economic growth is a strong headwind blowing in from fiscal restraint, according to a report released today by TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank."Without fiscal drag, the U.S. economy would be... Read Story
December 14, 2012, 07:33 AM


According to the latest KeyBank Middle Market Business Sentiment survey, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of middle market executives have a fair to poor outlook for the U.S. economy in the next 12 months. Only 16 percent of those surveyed are more... Read Story
December 14, 2012, 07:00 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


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


Total bankruptcy filings in the United States for the month of October increased 16% compared to September, according to data provided by Epiq Systems, Inc. October bankruptcy filings totaled 101,278, up from the 87,522 filings registered in... Read Story
November 06, 2012, 07:04 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 National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a new report, Fiscal Shock: America’s Economic Crisis, that shows that the United States is already struggling due to Washington’s failure to address the pending fiscal cliff. The report... Read Story
October 29, 2012, 07:26 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


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity for the $628 billion equipment finance sector, showed overall new business volume for September was $8.2 billion, up... Read Story
October 24, 2012, 07:50 AM


U.S. businesses are facing a crisis of confidence in the country’s economy during the next year, with optimism falling to 19 percent in the third quarter compared to 50 percent the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Grant Thornton... Read Story
October 24, 2012, 06:28 AM


PayNet, a firm that provides risk management tools to the commercial credit industry shows moderate loan delinquencies stand at 1.40% now while they bottomed at 1.60% in 2006 during the last expansionary cycle. Furthermore, AbsolutePD®, a leading... Read Story
October 22, 2012, 06:45 AM


According to the third quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey, it appears that there are two different lending markets – one for larger and healthier companies and one for smaller and less-healthy companies.“It seems as the... Read Story
October 19, 2012, 06:52 AM


TD Economics, an affiliate of TD Bank, released a special report crediting the revival of the U.S. manufacturing sector as a key driver in the economic recovery, largely due to a slowdown in offshoring activity.  This slowdown has kept in the U.S.... Read Story
October 16, 2012, 07:31 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 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


While economic uncertainty at the national level is a top concern among middle market executives, many still believe that their companies are on solid ground. More than half (53%) say that their companies are stronger today than before the Great... Read Story
September 27, 2012, 08:31 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


Sentiment among manufacturers, according to a new survey, shows a decline in optimism for a second consecutive quarter. The latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers is a signal that the compounding... Read Story
September 13, 2012, 07:50 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 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


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


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


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today reports its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) rose 4.3 percent in the second quarter of 2012 after declining the two previous quarters. Despite the quarterly expansion, CBI is 0.3 months, or 4.2... Read Story
August 16, 2012, 07:32 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


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


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


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


Bloomberg reported that the Federal Reserve and Chairman Ben Bernanke may be taking another look at cutting the interest rate the Fed pays on bank reserves to bring down short-term borrowing costs and spur the slowing U.S. expansion. According to the... Read Story
July 30, 2012, 07:00 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


The Summer Trucking Report released from TAB Bank is showing broad signs of growth according to monthly truck tonnage, fuel costs, perceived business conditions, and invoice size. Historically, trends in trucking and transportation serve as good... Read Story
July 25, 2012, 06:28 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


FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for May improved to a near neutral reading of 1.9. The SCI sums up all market influences that affect shippers; a reading above zero suggests a favorable shipping environment, while a reading below zero... Read Story
July 17, 2012, 07:30 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


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 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 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


Results of the second quarter Phoenix Management “Lending Climate in America” Survey finds that lenders’ short term expectations for lending and the economy are down from previous quarters. Lenders demonstrated a bit more optimism about the economy... Read Story
June 15, 2012, 07:45 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The release of the 2012 edition of ATA American Trucking Trends by American Trucking Associations, now available for sale through ATA Business Solutions, shows that trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation and an integral... Read Story
April 18, 2012, 08:00 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


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


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


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


Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its fourth annual Group CFO Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its Member companies’ CFOs in 2012. CFOs continue to see... Read Story
March 26, 2012, 07:30 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


GE Capital’s Spring 2012 Industry Research Monitor on Truck Transportation indicates the U.S. economy and freight indicators are holding steady. According to the report, high asset age, increased capacity utilization and improving used equipment... Read Story
March 19, 2012, 07:45 AM


The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 3.6% in January from December, declining after five consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics'... Read Story
March 16, 2012, 08:00 AM


Canadian commercial lending edged up for the fifth straight time in the final quarter of last year and reached its highest since 2009, suggesting a pickup in investment that should help keep the economy growing.PayNet, which tracks commercial... Read Story
March 15, 2012, 07:00 AM


January U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $401.69 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 26.5% from December but up 8.4%... Read Story
March 14, 2012, 07:45 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


ACT Research has shifted its long term forecast for the commercial vehicle industry. The cycle peak in 2013 has been adjusted downward, with stronger demand now stretching through 2014, according to the March issue of the ACT North American... Read Story
March 13, 2012, 07:00 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


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


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 Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today.  Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
February 23, 2012, 08:15 AM


December U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $519.98 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. This total, as reported by companies participating... Read Story
February 14, 2012, 08:00 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


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the January 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today.  Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
January 23, 2012, 08:15 AM


November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $430.17 million according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating... Read Story
January 10, 2012, 07:30 AM


The Association For Manufacturing Technology reported this year’s resurgence of manufacturing following the crash of 2008 was unprecedented. According to the report, the most current U.S. manufacturing technology orders put the year-to-date total at... Read Story
December 29, 2011, 08:30 AM


October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $463.32 million according to AMT-The Association For Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in... Read Story
December 13, 2011, 06:30 AM


September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $606.56 million according to AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association and AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating... Read Story
November 15, 2011, 07:30 AM


August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $460.61 million according to AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology and AMTDA, the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association. This total, as reported by companies participating in... Read Story
October 10, 2011, 08:01 AM