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The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), presented by RSM US LLP (RSM) in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, eased to 131.3 in the second quarter, down modestly from 134.0 in the first quarter on a seasonally adjusted basis. This... Read Story
June 07, 2023, 07:22 AM

Each quarter, CFO Signals tracks the thinking and actions of leading CFOs representing North America's largest and most influential companies. Since 2010, the survey has provided key insights into the business environment, company priorities and... Read Story
December 29, 2022, 07:22 AM

Citizens announced that the national Citizens Business Conditions Index™ (CBCI) dropped to 52.9 in the second quarter of 2022, down from its eight-year peak of 59.5 at the end of the first quarter, but extending its streak to seven straight quarters... Read Story
July 28, 2022, 07:14 AM

Preliminary NA Class 8 net orders in June were 15,500 units, while NA Classes 5-7 net orders were 17,800 units. Complete industry data for June, including final order numbers, will be published by ACT Research in mid-July.“Seasonal adjustment lifts... Read Story
July 06, 2022, 07:05 AM

The NFIB Optimism Index fell 0.1 points in May to 93.1, marking the fifth consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98. Owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months decreased four points to a net negative 54 percent, the... Read Story
June 20, 2022, 07:10 AM

Supply chain issues top the list of concerns for small business owners over the last six months but they see those pressures easing by mid-year. In the meantime, inflation pressures are expected to continue to impact these business owners, with a... Read Story
March 11, 2022, 07:16 AM

With the promise of expanded pandemic-related relief and an improving vaccine rollout, U.S. business executives are taking a more optimistic view of the U.S. economy for the coming year, according to the first-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey.... Read Story
March 05, 2021, 07:22 AM

Business executives’ outlook on the U.S. economy fell sharply in the past quarter, but they continue to hold strongly positive views of their own companies’ prospects, according to the fourth-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief... Read Story
December 14, 2018, 07:25 AM

The American Rental Association (ARA) five-year forecast updated in late October now forecasts equipment and event rental revenues in North America to exceed $71.7 billion in 2022, including $65.4 billion in the United States and $6.3 billion in... Read Story
November 20, 2018, 07:17 AM

Two months of dwindling results casting a shadow on NACM’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) ended in August with a slow but steady climb in new credit applications and dollar collections in the manufacturing and service sectors. Although each sector... Read Story
September 04, 2018, 07:20 AM

The Q3 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index indicates the majority (69.7 percent) of small business owners have a positive outlook about their company and the small business environment in the United States.Their optimism continues... Read Story
August 30, 2018, 07:00 AM

The latest Quarterly Credit Outlook from PayNet shows Main Street closing Q2 2018 with modest growth and strong financials. The Thomson Reuters / PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) seasonally adjusted originations decreased 8 percent from 155... Read Story
August 15, 2018, 07:20 AM

Small business optimism is at an all-time high in the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted July 11-18.The survey had an overall index score of 118, 12 percentage points higher than last quarter and the highest level in... Read Story
August 08, 2018, 07:00 AM

The tight labor market continues to be the biggest problem facing small businesses, with 37 percent of owners reporting job openings they could not fill in the current period, a new survey high. Up one point from June, 13 percent of owners reported... Read Story
August 06, 2018, 07:10 AM

Credit professionals reported fewer filings for bankruptcy and a higher score for rejections of credit applications in the July 2018 economic report from the National Association of Credit Management, but these spikes are coupled with plummeting... Read Story
August 03, 2018, 07:05 AM

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the July 2018 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 62.8 in July, easing from the June index of 66.2.Designed... Read Story
July 19, 2018, 07:17 AM

The Small Business Optimism Index posted its sixth-highest reading in survey history for the month of June, at 107.2, down 0.6 from May. Since December 2016, the Index has averaged an unprecedented 105.4, well above the 45-year average of 98 and... Read Story
July 11, 2018, 07:22 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

Some 38 percent of business executives said they were worried about potential trade conflicts between the United States and major trade partners, with 9 percent describing themselves as significantly concerned, according to an American Institute of... Read Story
June 25, 2018, 07:25 AM

The Small Business Optimism Index increased in May to the second highest level in the NFIB survey’s 45-year history. The index rose to 107.8, a three-point gain, with small businesses reporting high numbers in several key areas including compensation... Read Story
June 12, 2018, 07:30 AM

In response to a decade-long low-interest rate, low-inflation setting, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released a new study, On the Rise: How Inflationary Pressures and Rising Interest Rates Could Impact the Equipment Finance Industry... Read Story
June 12, 2018, 07:25 AM

Business executives are taking a more cautious view of the U.S. economy and their own company’s growth prospects after two straight quarters of exuberant optimism, according to the second-quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief... Read Story
June 04, 2018, 07:18 AM

The latest Quarterly Credit Outlook from PayNet shows Main Street closing the first quarter of 2018 with a healthy increase in investment and relatively moderate risk. As a result, the business cycle looks healthy from a risk-reward standpoint, and... Read Story
May 17, 2018, 07:15 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 (, an... Read Story
September 22, 2015, 07:02 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

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

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 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