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U.S. orders for manufacturing technology for the first two months of 2018 climbed 27 percent higher than the same period in 2017, signaling continued strength in the recovery initiated in June 2017, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing... Read Story
April 10, 2018, 06:55 AM


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


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


February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $385.89 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 5.7% from January but down 10.6%... Read Story
April 08, 2013, 07:00 AM


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


November U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $421.83 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 11.0% from October and down 8.5%... Read Story
January 14, 2013, 07:07 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 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 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


According to the Bank of America November 2012 Small Business Owner Report, small business owners want to grow or sustain the level of success they’ve experienced in 2012, in the year ahead. They are optimistic about revenue and hiring expectations... Read Story
November 16, 2012, 07:00 AM


September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $667.47 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 40.7% from August and up 13.4%... Read Story
November 13, 2012, 07:34 AM


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


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


Despite continued uncertainty about the prospects of both the U.S. and global economies, the majority of U.S. industrial manufacturers remain positive regarding the overall revenue outlook for the next 12 months, according to the Q3 2012... Read Story
October 26, 2012, 07:16 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


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


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 American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 0.9% in August after increasing 0.4% in July. (July’s gain was better than the no change ATA reported on August 21.) In August, the SA index... Read Story
September 26, 2012, 06:37 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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the... Read Story
May 21, 2012, 08:00 AM


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


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) for the first quarter of 2012. CBI declined 5.4% from the previous quarter, dipping from 7.8 months to 7.4 months, but is slightly higher compared to the... Read Story
May 18, 2012, 07:30 AM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.2% in March after increasing 0.5% in February. (February’s rise was unchanged from the preliminary gain reported on March 27th.) The SA index... Read Story
April 25, 2012, 07:00 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


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


February U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $444.06 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was up 9.3% from January and up 35.2% when... Read Story
April 11, 2012, 07:30 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


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


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


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


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


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