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Slow economic growth and continued high unemployment have limited the recovery in discretionary consumer spending, but steady improvement for the restaurant sector should continue according to Bob Bielinski, Managing Director and Head of the... Read Story
October 03, 2012, 07:52 AM


Caterpillar announced second-quarter 2012 sales and revenues were $17.374 billion, an all-time record, and a 22% increase from second-quarter 2011 sales and revenues of $14.230 billion.  "I am very pleased with Caterpillar's record-breaking... Read Story
July 26, 2012, 07:36 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


According to the Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Trucking Quarterly Q2 2012 report, truck orders have been weak so far this year reflecting the sluggish environment. Citing rising fuel costs, higher truck prices, election and policy uncertainty and the... Read Story
June 08, 2012, 07:45 AM


According to Wells Fargo Equipment Finance’s Construction Quarterly for Q2 2012, overall construction spending achieved a 7% gain compared to a year ago in spite of decreases in public infrastructure spending. Unseasonably warm weather and low... Read Story
May 30, 2012, 08:00 AM


Approximately $1.4 trillion of commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) transactions are coming due over the next three years, creating an excellent climate for real estate financing. Since many lenders are saddled with large portfolios and a... Read Story
May 30, 2012, 06:30 AM


U.S. financial executives are much more optimistic about the national economy than they were last fall, with nearly two-thirds expecting it to grow in 2012, but they remain cautious about the global economy, according to the latest Bank of America... Read Story
May 04, 2012, 07:30 AM


GE Capital’s Industry Research Monitor for Spring 2012 indicates the construction industry experienced small but consistent quarterly improvements in virtually all metrics providing positive momentum for 2012.According to the report, total... Read Story
April 30, 2012, 08:10 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


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


Essex Rental Corp. announced its unaudited consolidated results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Essex, through its subsidiaries, Essex Crane Rental Corp. and Coast Crane Company, is one of North America's largest providers of... Read Story
March 13, 2012, 06:45 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


With the equipment financing industry forecasted to grow 9% through 2012, now may be the time for companies to consider replacing outdated equipment. This topic is one of many discussed in CIT’s "2012 U.S. Equipment Financing Outlook,"... Read Story
February 28, 2012, 08:00 AM


Traditional communications and information services and technology companies continue to experience strong growth increases in underlying demand, as M&A activity and rapid organic growth continue to drive the need for capital in the industry... Read Story
February 06, 2012, 08:00 AM