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Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 115th consecutive month, according to the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.The report was issued... Read Story
December 07, 2018, 07:25 AM


Small business lending resumed double-digit growth while credit quality remained strong in October, according to PayNet, the leading provider of small business credit data and analysis. The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI)... Read Story
December 06, 2018, 07:15 AM


Optimism among small business owners jumped significantly in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, with an overall Index score of 129. That is 11 points higher than last quarter’s score of 118 and the highest in the survey’s... Read Story
December 05, 2018, 07:12 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the October 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market eased in October to 63.2, down from the September index of... Read Story
October 23, 2018, 07:00 AM


The PayNet Canadian Small Business Lending Index (CSBLI) decreased 3.2 percent from 126.2 in July 2018 to 122.1 in August 2018, marking the second consecutive monthly decline after increasing in each of the previous six months, PayNet Canada... Read Story
October 19, 2018, 07:00 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


The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index soared to 108.8 in August, a new record in the survey’s 45-year history, topping the July 1983 highwater mark of 108. The record-breaking figure is driven by small business owners executing on the plans they’ve... Read Story
September 13, 2018, 07:00 AM


Small business plans to create new jobs and job openings hit a 45-year high in August, but owners still struggled to fill their open positions, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. After posting significant gains in filling open positions in July... Read Story
September 10, 2018, 06:19 AM


Small business lending climbed to an all-time high in May, according to the latest Strategic Insights Report from PayNet, the leading provider of small business credit data and analysis. The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index... Read Story
July 09, 2018, 07:20 AM


Small business owners are continuing to hire and create new jobs at historically high levels, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) monthly Jobs Report. Sixty-three percent of owners reported hiring or trying to hire, up... Read Story
July 09, 2018, 07:10 AM


Small businesses (less than $5 million in revenue) are starting 2018 in a strong financial position with greater success securing credit from a range of sources and generating strong cash flow. Access to major sources of credit was higher compared to... Read Story
April 17, 2018, 07:23 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


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


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


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


The 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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 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


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


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


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


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


American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello told fleet executives that freight volumes continue to be varied, depending on the sector and trucking’s outlook will be cloudy in the months ahead. “As far as freight volumes, the trucking... Read Story
October 10, 2012, 08:01 AM


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


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


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


A survey of U.S. chief executives shows a sharp drop in the number of large companies that plan to add jobs or hire more workers. The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that only 29 percent of its member CEOs plan to increase hiring over the next six... Read Story
September 27, 2012, 07:32 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


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


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


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


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


The 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


According to an article posted on CFO, private-company CFOs surveyed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) said they have enough cash or have even increased their cash this year, but they remain reluctant to deploy it.The... Read Story
June 08, 2012, 08:00 AM


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


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


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


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


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


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


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